An enchanting clothbound edition of the essential tales drawn from the acclaimed translation of The Arabian Nights.
Malcolm Lyons is a Life Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His published works include the biography Saladin, The Politics of the Holy War, The Arabian Epic and Identification and Identity in Classical Arabic Poetry. Ursula Lyons is Emeritus Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and specializes in modern Arabic literature. Robert Irwin is the author of For Lust of Knowing- The Orientalists and Their Enemies, The Middle East in the Middle Ages and The Arabian Nights- A Companion. His novels include The Limits of Vision, The Arabian Nightmare, The Mysteries of Algiers and Satan Wants Me.
A magnificent edition of the greatest collection of folk tales in the world ... an ocean of stories to be dipped into over a lifetime. And this new Penguin edition is the one to have. Settle back, pour a glass of wine and sail away with Sinbad to the Island of Serendib -- Christopher Hart * The Sunday Times *