Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stories from the Arabian Nights with Illustrations by Edmund Dulac - 1907

Writer:  Laurence Housman

 A city among the isles named Deryabar

 Aladdin in the cave

 At so arrogant a claim all the courtiers burst into loud laughter

 Great was the astonishment of the vizier

 Pirouze, the fairest and most honourably born

 Princess Scheherazade, the heroine of the thousand and one nights, ranks among the great storytellers of the world

 Princess badoura

 She gave orders for the banquet to be served

 So strange of from and so brilliant and diverse in hue

 Supposing me asleep they began to talk

 The Rokh

 The damsel upset the pan

 The episode of the old man of the sea

 The final marriage procession

 The lady Bedr-El-Budur

 The lady advanced to meet him

 The princess Deryabar

 Their chief in a low but distinct voice uttered the two words, open sesame

 This way and that she led him blindfold

Till the tale of her mirror contented her

This gorgeous book includes the following stories as retold by Laurence Housman:

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves;

The Story of the Wicked Half-Brothers;

The Story of the Princess of Deryabar;

The Story of the Magic Horse;

The Fisherman and the Genie;

The Story of the King of the Ebony Isles;

The History of Badoura, Princess of China, and of Camaralzaman, the Island Prince;

Sinbad 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 voyage of Sinbad the Sailor; and

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.