The Arabian Nights New Deluxe Edition

Author : Muhsin Mahdi
ISBN : 9780393242409
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 64.7 MB
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Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—a new deluxe trade paperback edition of the beloved stories. The stories of ?The Arabian Nights ?(and stories within stories, and stories within stories within stories) are famously told by the Princess Shahrazad, under the threat of death should the king lose interest in her tale. Collected over the centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from adventure fantasies, vivacious erotica, and animal fables, to pointed Sufi tales, these stories provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at the height of its glory. No one knows exactly when a given story originated, and many circulated orally for centuries before being written down; but in the process of telling and retelling, they were modified to reflect the general life and customs of the Arab society that adapted them—a distinctive synthesis that marks the cultural and artistic history of Islam. This translation is of the complete text of the Mahdi edition, the definitive Arabic edition of a fourteenth-century Syrian manuscript, which is the oldest surviving version of the tales and considered to be the most authentic.
Category: Fiction

Sindbad And Other Stories From The Arabian Nights New Deluxe Edition

Author : Muhsin Mahdi
ISBN : 9781324000389
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 60.26 MB
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Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—new deluxe trade paperback editions of the beloved stories. Husain Haddawy’s rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated with the Arabian Nights tradition, including “Sindbad the Sailor” and “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.”
Category: Fiction

The Arabian Nights

Author : Muhsin Mahdi
ISBN : 0393959066
Genre : Arabic fiction
File Size : 65.96 MB
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Readers for more than three centuries have delighted in The Arabian Nights--a world wherein magic is woven into the fabric of everyday life; a touching, exhilarating mixture of flamboyance, pathos, beauty, and humor. This first serious English translation fully exploits the Middle-Eastern storyteller's art and the variety of levels at which the stories move.
Category: Arabic fiction

Great Expectations

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9781101650219
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40.49 MB
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Introduction by George Bernard Shaw Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters—including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can’t buy. “Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language,” according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, “Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens’s abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.” INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE
Category: Fiction

Dracula

Author : Bram Stoker
ISBN : 9781101549797
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74.46 MB
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Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror." A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.
Category: Fiction

The Dharma Bums

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 110119930X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 63.13 MB
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Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Jamieson Fausset And Brown Commentary On The Whole Bible Deluxe Edition

Author : Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
ISBN :
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This is the Deluxe Edition of Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary. It is a verse-by-verse account of the Bible with great scholarly insight and attention to the historic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. It has great attention to detail, while bringing clarity to the full meaning and inferences of words, verses, and passages, offering an in-depth understanding of the Bible. Though detailed, it is not overly technical, making it one of the core books for ministers and laity alike. This four volume set is well known for its scholarship and accurate understanding of the Scriptures. C. H. Spurgeon’s opinion of the work was so great that he said, "It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed and used it diligently." Some of its key features are: - An introduction to each book of the Bible supplying a complete summary of the context - An in-depth understanding of the original biblical languages making comparison to modern language easy - Extensive cross-referencing throughout the text linking passages and their meanings - Exposition of words and phrases in boldface enabling quick definition - An easy to follow format Published by Delmarva Publications, this handsome one volume, has all of the 9 volumes of the commentary included. It has an easy to read typeface and includes a well-organized layout providing ease of transition from passage to passage. Its interior style matches its cover providing continuity and an attractive combination. All volumes have a linked table of contents to help you quickly and easily navigate to your desired scripture. It has been proofread many times to make it one of the most accurate e-text versions available.
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Subject Catalog

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ISBN : UIUC:30112119968706
Genre : Catalogs, Subject
File Size : 50.92 MB
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Category: Catalogs, Subject