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Arabian Nights and Days

A Novel

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Paperback published by Anchor (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

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A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters.
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A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters.
Product Details
Paperback (240 pages)
Published: September 15, 1995
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385469012
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