The Arabian Nights -Burton Francis


Burton, Sir Richard Francis (1821-1890) - English explorer, Orientalist, writer of travel books, and renowned translator. Tales from the Arabian Nights (1885-88) - Stories told by Scheherazade to her husband Schahriah to save her from being executed. These ancient Persian-Indian-Arabian stories were translated into English by Burton; their original source remains unknown and may date as far back as the eighth century.

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