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This carefully crafted ebook: "Arabian Nights or One Thousand and One Nights (Andrew Lang) + New Arabian Nights (Robert Louis Stevenson)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
A medieval Middle-Eastern literary epic which tells the story of Scheherazade, a Sassanid Queen, who must relate a series of stories to her malevolent husband, the King, to delay her execution. The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day. The individual stories were created over many centuries, by many people and in many styles, and they have become famous in their own right.
The Arabian Nights include fairy tales, fables, romances, farces, legends, and parables. They have existed for thousands of years, consisting of tales told in Persia, Arabia, India and Asia. The Arabian Nights (also known as The 1001 Arabian Nights) have inspired writers the world over. There are versions of these stories in many languages and they all convey the great sense of adventure, truth, fantastic imagination, justice, and faith embodied by the great civilizations that contributed stories and ideas to the collection. These are versions translated by Andrew Lang in 1897.
The Andrew Lang Version (published in 1897):
INTRODUCTION BY ANDREW LANG
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS PROLOGUE
THE STORY OF THE MERCHANT AND THE GENIE
THE STORY OF THE FIRST OLD MAN AND OF THE HIND
THE STORY OF THE SECOND OLD MAN, AND OF THE TWO BLACK DOGS
THE STORY OF THE FISHERMAN
THE STORY OF THE GREEK KING AND THE PHYSICIAN DOUBAN
THE STORY OF THE HUSBAND AND THE PARROT
THE STORY OF THE VIZIR WHO WAS PUNISHED
THE STORY OF THE YOUNG KING OF THE BLACK ISLES
STORY OF THE THREE KALENDARS, SONS OF KINGS, AND OF FIVE LADIES OF BAGHDAD
THE STORY OF THE FIRST KALENDAR, SON OF A KING
THE STORY OF THE SECOND KALENDAR, SON OF A KING
THE STORY OF THE ENVIOUS MAN AND OF HIM WHO WAS ENVIED
STORY OF THE THIRD KALENDAR, SON OF A KING
THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR
THE FIRST VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE SECOND VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE THIRD VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE FOURTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE FIFTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE SIXTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE SEVENTH AND LAST VOYAGE OF SINBAD THE SAILOR
THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK
STORY OF THE BARBER'S FIFTH BROTHER
THE STORY OF THE BARBER'S SIXTH BROTHER
THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE CAMARALZAMAN AND THE PRINCESS BADOURA
NOUREDDIN AND THE FAIR PERSIAN
ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP
THE ADVENTURES OF HAROUN-AL-RASCHID, CALIPH OF BAGHDAD
THE STORY OF THE BLIND BABA-ABDALLA
THE STORY OF SIDI-NOUMAN
STORY OF ALI COLIA, MERCHANT OF BAGHDAD
THE ENCHANTED HORSE
THE STORY OF TWO SISTERS WHO WERE JEALOUS OF THEIR YOUNGER SISTER
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English short story tradition.
The first volume contains seven stories originally called Later-day Arabian Nights and published by London Magazine in serial format from June to October 1878. It is composed of two story groups, or cycles:
"The Suicide Club"
"The Rajah's Diamond"
The second volume is a collection of four unconnected (standalone) stories that were previously published in magazines:
"The Pavilion on the Links" (1880), told in 9 mini-chapters
"A Lodging for the Night" (1877)
"The Sire De Malétroits Door" (1877)
"Providence and the Guitar" (1878)
This carefully crafted ebook: The Iliad and The Odyssey + Homer and His Age contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
The Iliad and the Odyssey are two epic poems written by Homer around the 9th century BC. They are two of the oldest recorded written works in history. The Iliad deals with a ten-year war between the Greeks and Trojans, called the Siege of Troy. It centers around Achilles, the great Greek hero who was dipped in the river Styx when he was young and whose only weak spot was his heel. He was killed when Apollo helped one of his enemies shoot an arrow into his heel.
The Odyssey is about Odysseus s voyage from the war back home to Ithaca, which took another 10 years.
Homer (around the 9th century BC) is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds.
Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang was written in 1906. Lang was highly regarded as a Homeric scholar and Homer and His Age is one of the works he contributed to this area of study.
Table of contents:
Preface; The Homeric Age; Hypotheses as to the Growth of the Epics; Hypotheses of Epic Composition; Loose Feudalism: The Over-Lord in Iliad, Books I. and II.; Agamemnon in the Later Iliad; Archaeology of the Iliad. Burial and Cremation; Homeric Armour; The Breastplate; Bronze and Iron; The Homeric House; Notes of Change in the Odyssey; Linguistic Proofs of Various Dates; The Doloneia; The Interpolations of Nestor; The Comparative Study of Early Epics; Homer and the French Mediaeval Epics; Conclusion.
Andrew Lang (1844 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. While best known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even children's books.
Most old towns are like palimpsests, parchments which have been scrawled over again and again by their successive owners. Oxford, though not one of the most ancient of English cities, shows, more legibly than the rest, the handwriting, as it were, of many generations. The convenient site among the interlacing waters of the Isis and the Cherwell has commended itself to men in one age after another. Each generation has used it for its own purpose: for war, for trade, for learning, for religion; and war, trade, religion, and learning have left on Oxford their peculiar marks.
On ne pourrait définir l'homme comme un animal boycottant, les créatures inférieures pratiquant aussi l'art du Boycottage. Le troupeau, si l'on en croit le proverbe, boycotte le cerf chargé d'années ; les moutons, les oiseaux, les poissons eux-mêmes - pensons-nous - ont le sens et l'esprit d'éviter et de fuir les membres malades ou malheureux de leur société, et se conduisent presque comme des chrétiens. En Europe, le boycottage fleurit tout particulièrement, chez les Irlandais.Fruit d'une sélection réalisée au sein des fonds de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Collection XIX a pour ambition de faire découvrir des textes classiques et moins classiques dans les meilleures éditions du XIXe siècle.
This book presents the Story of the Greatest French Writer: Moliere. "Among the many great names which make French literature illustrious, there is scarcely one which is so universally acknowledged and of such national importance as that of Moliere. The graver poets, of whose works Frenchmen are proud, and whose names stand first on the register of fame, do not wake the same warmth of interest and sympathy which make Moliere always living, always popular, the familiar friend as well as the immortal writer dear to his countrymen, with no solemnity of classical fame alone, but with the warmth almost of personal contact...