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by Kate Douglas Wiggin,Maxfield Parrish,Mark Helprin

Free eBook The Arabian Nights download ISBN: 0965231232
Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin,Maxfield Parrish,Mark Helprin
Publisher: Book-of-the-Month Club; 1 edition (August 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 339
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Classics
Size MP3: 1805 mb
Size FLAC: 1584 mb
Rating: 4.8
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by Kate Douglas Wiggin (Author), Maxfield Parrish (Author), Mark Helprin (Illustrator, Introduction) & 0 more. The Arabian Nights, Their Best Known Tales" illustrated by American artist Maxfield Parrish was my introduction into his magically wondrous work

by Kate Douglas Wiggin (Author), Maxfield Parrish (Author), Mark Helprin (Illustrator, Introduction) & 0 more. The Arabian Nights, Their Best Known Tales" illustrated by American artist Maxfield Parrish was my introduction into his magically wondrous work. The book was bought for me by my mother on a shopping trip to New York when I was only ten. Many years later I became the authority in this country on this artist's work. I live in his home, have written several books about him and maintain a non-profit museum of his work.

Kate Douglas Wiggi. An amazing version of the Arabian nights, with unforgettable images by Maxfield Parrish. This free version has the text of the 1909 Kate Douglas Wiggin book, which has lots of enchanting tales, all told well

An amazing version of the Arabian nights, with unforgettable images by Maxfield Parrish. Might be somewhat prejudiced by the fact my mother read to me from this version when I was 5 (and it was very old even then), but the stories and images are perfect, and transport you to another world. This free version has the text of the 1909 Kate Douglas Wiggin book, which has lots of enchanting tales, all told well.

Start reading The Arabian Nights by Kate Douglas Wiggin (Illustrated) on your Kindle in under a minute. This free version has the text of the 1909 Kate Douglas Wiggin book, which has lots of enchanting tales, all told well

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Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 – August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers

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Maxfield Parrish, The Arabian Nights, Kate D. Wiggin, Nora A. Smith, Mark Helprin, vintage book. Well you're in luck, because here they come. The most popular color? You guessed it: gray.

Rediscover the legends of Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, and more in this Scribner Illustrated Classic keepsake complemented by the stunning art of Maxfield Parrish. This stunning volume of twelve stories adapted from Tales of a Thousand and One Nights features Maxfield Parrish’s gorgeous art, bringing a beloved classic to a whole new generation of readers.

The Arabian Nights book. Start by marking The Arabian Nights as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Stories include: The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water.

The sole, unparalleled Arabian Nights. From drawings in colors. It will be sufficient to break off a branch and carry it to plant in your garden. The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water. The Story of the Fisherman and the Genie. The History of the Young King of the Black Isles. The Fisherman and the Genie. The smoke ascended to the clouds, and extending itself along the sea and upon the shore formed a great mist. The Young King of the Black Isles. When he came to this part of his narrative the young king could not restrain his tears.

This elegant edition of 10 classic tales of The Arabian Nights features a powerful introduction by Mark Helprin, offering new insight into the "thousand mercurial forms" and "inexact nature" of these Eastern tales. Helprin probes for fresh understanding of our culture's deep engagement with these fantastical imaginings which, after being passed along orally for thousands of years, evolved into what we have come to know as The Arabian Nights. Accompanied by 12 full-color Maxfield Parrish illustrations from the 1909 edition, the wondrous narrative that began in what is now the Middle East and spread outward to encompass the globe is here reborn in an edition expertly translated by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith. The stories here include Aladdin which tells of an aimless street urchin who is seduced by the wiles of a magician and finds himself trapped in a cave filled with sumptuous jewels, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves in which a poor man discovers the secret lair of a band of looters, and The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water the story of two princes and a princess who are stolen from their parents at birth and raised by a kindly gardener.
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Adoraris
An amazing version of the Arabian nights, with unforgettable images by Maxfield Parrish. Might be somewhat prejudiced by the fact my mother read to me from this version when I was 5 (and it was very old even then), but the stories and images are perfect, and transport you to another world. I have read it to children recently, and they have loved it too. Unforgettable. Exquisite.
Styphe
I have been looking for this version for a few years now. I read it way back as a teenager and loved the paintings and style of the book. It reminds me of childhood tales and the "good old days". I am so glad to have found it on Amazon. The print was in good condition. I will read it to my kids now when they are a bit older to appreciate these tales.
Nettale
This free version has the text of the 1909 Kate Douglas Wiggin book, which has lots of enchanting tales, all told well. You can choose this all text free version or buy the enhanced Kindle version with amazing illustrations by Maxfield Parrish ( The Arabian Nights [Enhanced edition: Annotated, Illustrated, with Active Table of Contents] ). I also have the print version and have enjoyed reading and rereading it over the years. The text is very, very good (4 stars alone, which is why I got this for my Kindle), but the illustrations make it a solid 5 stars (so I am considering springing for the enhanced version).
Corgustari
The Arabian Nights collection includes stories about people who are portrayed as heroes and who do not exhibit the finer qualities of human nature. Many of the adventures are about people who cheated, robbed, and killed to get their way. While it is very imaginative, it is really a classic that would teach younger readers about the lack of morals, selfishness, and materialistic ways of some people. I did not enjoy reading about these things, but I can see how some people might. Some of the stories are poorly written with too much repetition for the 21st century reader. There must be something to these tales though for them to have lasted for centuries and centuries and to be retold again and again. I think it is just a matter of personal preference as to whether or not you enjoy these types of tales. I prefer stories to be about admirable protagonists, and not protangonists who seem like antagonists.
Butius
I am a retired teacher who is tutoring. 7th grader was assigned the book. It Arrived on time. It is what I expected. Stories are easy to read. Good selection of stories and good size print.
6snake6
The low ratings are for the Kindle format, which is appalling quality. Instead of nice Kindle format, these are scanned images, and the font is way too small to be comfortable. The book itself is great for its genre, and I loved these tales as a kid.
Ger
This book has gorgeous illustrations and feels great in my hands... However the style of the writing is dense. It hardly holds my interest when there are so many other options. (I recommend the version by Andrew Lang, which also has lovely illustrations; and the stories are short and snappy.)
I have to say I did not get all the way through this. I found the author's prose to be irritatingly stilted, particularly the dialogue. The stories however are magnificent, and I look forward to exploring them more in another edition.