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Burton, Sir Richard: Favourite Tales from the Arabian Nights

There was once a king known for his ravenous desire and destructive passion. His rapine hunger devoured many women and left them dead with his throes of passion. King Shahryar was known for his lust, and when his eyes befell the gorgeous Scheherazade, all thought the girl was lost to his hunger. However, Scheherazade hatched a plan which imprinted her name in eternity as one of the greatest legendary storytellers of all time. She proposed telling Shahryar stories, and the curious ruler agreed, though impatient to make love to her. He listened, and as soon she had his attention, Scheherazade stopped the story, promising to continue the next night. Curious to know what happened next, the ruler left her untouched.
The woman's plan continued for 1001 nights, and engulfed Shahryar in a series of stories which mixed all the magic and mystery of Arabia. These stories have entered fairy tale mythos everywhere, and brought characters as vivid as Aladdin and the Genie, Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to readers everywhere. In these stories, readers are whisked away to a land of promise, of magic carpets and turban wearing Arabs in a time long ago. Revisit the deserts of Arabia and be mystified as characters drag you into their illusions of yesteryears, night after night, for all nights to come. Night which become so magical that they seem almost Arabian.

SIR RICHARD F. BURTON:
Sir Richard Francis Burton was an English Geographer, writer, explorer, translator, orientalist and cartographer known mainly for his translations of several eastern texts and works, including The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi and The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi.
A captain in the East India Company, he was later employed by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and later led an expedition guided by the locals to see Lake Tanganyika, becoming the first European to do so.


Autor Burton, Sir Richard
Verlag General Press
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe 278 S.
Meldetext Folgt in ca. 15 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen Paperback
Masse H20.3 cm x B13.3 cm x D1.6 cm 335 g

There was once a king known for his ravenous desire and destructive passion. His rapine hunger devoured many women and left them dead with his throes of passion. King Shahryar was known for his lust, and when his eyes befell the gorgeous Scheherazade, all thought the girl was lost to his hunger. However, Scheherazade hatched a plan which imprinted her name in eternity as one of the greatest legendary storytellers of all time. She proposed telling Shahryar stories, and the curious ruler agreed, though impatient to make love to her. He listened, and as soon she had his attention, Scheherazade stopped the story, promising to continue the next night. Curious to know what happened next, the ruler left her untouched.
The woman's plan continued for 1001 nights, and engulfed Shahryar in a series of stories which mixed all the magic and mystery of Arabia. These stories have entered fairy tale mythos everywhere, and brought characters as vivid as Aladdin and the Genie, Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to readers everywhere. In these stories, readers are whisked away to a land of promise, of magic carpets and turban wearing Arabs in a time long ago. Revisit the deserts of Arabia and be mystified as characters drag you into their illusions of yesteryears, night after night, for all nights to come. Night which become so magical that they seem almost Arabian.

SIR RICHARD F. BURTON:
Sir Richard Francis Burton was an English Geographer, writer, explorer, translator, orientalist and cartographer known mainly for his translations of several eastern texts and works, including The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi and The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi.
A captain in the East India Company, he was later employed by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and later led an expedition guided by the locals to see Lake Tanganyika, becoming the first European to do so.


Fr. 24.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-93-80914-07-7
Verfügbarkeit: Folgt in ca. 15 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Burton, Sir Richard

Sir Richard Francis Burton (19 March 1821 - 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.[1][2]
Burton's best-known achievements include: a well-documented journey to Mecca in disguise, at a time when Europeans were forbidden access on pain of death; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English after early translations of Antoine Galland's French version); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; a translation of The Perfumed Garden, the Arab Kama Sutra; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile.
His works and letters extensively criticised colonial policies of the British Empire, even to the detriment of his career. Although he aborted his university studies, he became a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A characteristic feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and information. William Henry Wilkins wrote: "So far as I can gather from all I have learned, the chief value of Burton's version of The Scented Garden lay not so much in his translation of the text, though that of course was admirably done, as in the copious notes and explanations which he had gathered together for the purpose of annotating the book. He had made this subject a study of years. For the notes of the book alone he had been collecting material for thirty years, though his actual translation of it only took him eighteen months.

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