|Tales from the Arabian nights : Ali Baba and the forty thieves and other stories|
Tales from the Arabian Nights are about the magic and the mystery of far-flung places -- or at least they were far-flung when Aladdin and the Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves first became popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries. Here was a land of camels, of silks, of fabulously wealthy palaces, guards with turbans and gleaming, polished scimitars; the women were scented, had kohl under their eyes and lounged on cushions or danced. And most importantly there was magic. There were flying carpets, angry Djinns and helpful genies stuck in bottles or in rings, who would do the will of their masters.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Stephens, Toby|
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