A selection from the famous collection of Oriental stories, including the classic favourites Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sindbad the Sailor and others. This reader uses the EXPANSIVE READING approach, where the text becomes a springboard to improve language skills and to explore historical background, cultural connections and other topics suggested by the text. As well as the story, this reader contains: Wide range of activities practising the four skills; Dossiers: Versions of 'The Thousand and One Nights' and Baghdad, the city of “The Thousand and One Nights”; KET-style activities and Trinity-style activities (Grade 4); Special AUDIO CD/CD-ROM with the text recorded in full and a variety of games and activities for further practice. Text adaption and activities by Jennifer Gascoigne.
The beautiful Scheherazade's royal husband threatens to kill her, so each night she diverts him by w^eaving wonderful tales of fantastic adventure, leaving each story unfinished so that he spares her life to hear the ending on the morrow. This is the background to the Arabian Nights. In this selection made by that master of folklore and fairytale Andrew Lang, the reader meets Aladdin with his wonderful lamp, the Enchanted Horse, the Princess Badoura, Sindbad the Sailor, and the great Caliph of Bagdad, Haroun-al-Raschid.
A collection of Persian, Arabian and Indian tales dating from the 9th century, Sir Richard Burton's most well-known translation of Arabian Nights brings together ancient folklore and stories passed down from generation to generation. Featuring tales about love, history, tragedy and comedy as well as fables and fairy tales, this edition remains a well-loved collection of exotic and evocative stories. Fantastical and curious customs are bought to life by Burton's translation in stories such as 'The Lovers of Bassorah', 'The Concubine of Al-Maamun' and 'The Hunchback's Tale'.