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Magnificent Guardian This new translation restores their colour and verve The Times Outstanding Telegraph The most ambitious and thorough translation ... since the age of Queen Victoria Guardian Sweet, sad, obscene and marvellous -- A. S. Byatt This new Penguin edition is the one to have Sunday Times

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Malcolm Lyons, sometime Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and a life Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, is a specialist in the field of classical Arabic literature.His published works include the biography Saladin, the Politics of the Holy War, The Arabian Epic, Identification and Identity in Classical Arabic Poetry and many articles on Arabic literature. Ursula Lyons, formerly an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University and, since 1976, an Emeritus Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, specialises 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, The Arabian Nights: A Companion and numerous other specialised studies of Middle Eastern politics, art and mysticism. His novels include The Limits of Vision, The Arabian Nightmare, The Mysteries of Algiers and Satan Wants Me.

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I grew up on Andrew Lang and have always loved Burton. This Feb. 4 2015
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I grew up on Andrew Lang and have always loved Burton. This, however is a very nice and clean language presentation. The stories hold true to Burton but are much more modern in their tone. I have no knowledge at all of the original language and that makes it very nice to read different interpretations; we must always remember that translation involves interpretation and judgement calls. Burton remains my favorite, but these are excellent. The printing and binding are respectively clear and strong. I'm very pleased to have this set. JRG
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great condition; great book
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Great title but shameful packaging from Amazon.com Jan. 20 2013
By Kristi Isaacs - Published on Amazon.com
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My review is less about the product and more about the woeful packaging that Amazon.com used to shipped it to me (USA to Australia)... The title looked fantastic and I thought it would make a great addition to my growing collection of Penguin Classics. However when it arrived words cannot described how disappointed I was. Instead of using an appropriately sized box the packaging department had used a very large box with NO protective materials so the boxed set of books were free to move about in the box on the journey from the USA to Australia. The outer cover was damaged beyond repair and torn on every side. The books themselves were dented and damaged... Very disappointed and upset with how Amazon.com handled the issue....
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I ain't paying 6K$ I will not even pay 200$ Oct. 2 2014
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Let's pay 6.000 $ For a set of books which customers say aren't the best in translation, etc. Wow, what a SCAM!
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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volumes 1-3 Deluxe Boxed Set (Penguin Classics) June 27 2012
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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights: Volumes 1-3 Deluxe Boxed Set (Penguin Classics) was worth the invesment. This gift was for Fathers Day and my husband has been reading volume I every since.


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