The tales told by Shahrazad over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the ... more
vengeful King Shahriyar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature. From the epic adventures of Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp" to the farcical "Young Woman and her Five Lovers" and the social criticism of "The Tale of the Hunchback" the stories depict a fabulous world of all-powerful sorcerers jinns imprisoned in bottles and enchanting princesses. But despite their imaginative extravagance the Tales are anchored to everyday life by their realism providing a full and intimate record of medieval Islam."
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This is a completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories" by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband King Shahryar a wonderfully exciting story every night. The King is used to a new wife every day only to put her to death the following day but finds himself so intrigued in the magical stories Shaharazad tells he can't bring himself to kill her. Night after night she tells her wonderful stories until the King starts to realize that he won't be able to live without them..."