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Richard Burton

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A. S. Byatt is the author of The Biographer's Tale, Elementals, and the Booker Prize winning novel Possession, among other books. She lives in London.

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The Arabian Nights
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $17.00

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending... Read more >
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The Arabian Nights
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Arabian Nights
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Paperback, 1104 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $9.95

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by Margot Anand


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $12.95

Sir Richard F. Burton’s translation of The Kama Sutra remains one of the best English interpretations of this early Indian treatise on politics, social customs, love, and intimacy. Its crisp style set a new standard for Sanskrit translation.

The Kama Sutra stands uniquely as a work of psychology, sociology, Hindu dogma, and... Read more >
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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by Margot Anand


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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