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The Arabian Nights

Audiobook

Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adenture, sexuality, violence and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and a superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Scheherazade must keep her king entertained with stories if she is to avoid the promised sentence of death. Philip Madoc's sonorous performance allows the tales to weave their own enchantment as they have done down the centuries.

Music: Rimsky-Korsakov


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Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Edition: Abridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9789629544683
  • File size: 106846 KB
  • Release date: April 28, 2005
  • Duration: 03:42:35

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9789629544683
  • File size: 106997 KB
  • Release date: April 28, 2005
  • Duration: 03:42:35
  • Number of parts: 3

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

Text Difficulty:4-8

Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adenture, sexuality, violence and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and a superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Scheherazade must keep her king entertained with stories if she is to avoid the promised sentence of death. Philip Madoc's sonorous performance allows the tales to weave their own enchantment as they have done down the centuries.

Music: Rimsky-Korsakov


Expand title description text