Publisher Description

This is a short story type of book. It has conferred an undeniable benefit upon the youth of England by presenting to them a collection of Oriental Tales, which, rich in the elements of interest and entertainment, are nevertheless entirely free from the licentiousness which renders so many of the fictions of the East, beautiful and brilliant as they are, most objectionable for young and ardent minds. There is indeed no lack of the wonderful in the pages before us, any more than in the Arabian and Persian Tales already so well known: but it will be seen that the supernatural agency in the narratives is used as a means to work out totally different results. An acknowledgment is also due to him for his adherence to the good old orthography to which we have all been accustomed from our childhood. The "Thousand and One Nights", and however appropriate to a work of so much research and value to Oriental students, it would have been alike fatiguing and out of character to have embarrassed a volume, simply intended for the amusement of youthful readers, by a number of hard and unfamiliar words, difficult of pronunciation to all save the initiated; and for the pleasure of the young requiring translation fully as much as the narrative itself

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1862
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
491
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
1.1
MB

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