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BURTON, R.: Arabian Nights (The) (Abridged)


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BURTON, R.: Arabian Nights (The) (Abridged)

Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the nineteenth-century explorer, linguist and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and a superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sinbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Scheherazade must keep her king entertained with stories if she is to avoid the promised sentence of death. Philip Madoc’s sonorous performance allows the tales to weave their own enchantment as they have done down the centuries.

Disc 1

  The Arabian Nights
1.   Far - Famed Legends 00:06:36
2.   ... From A Lattice Window 00:09:52
3.   ... Shahrazad Requests Marriage 00:05:29
4.   The Barber's Tale Of Himself 00:05:25
5.   The Barber's Tale Of His First Brother 00:04:54
6.   ... Yet More Tricks 00:07:07
7.   The Barber's Tale Of His Second Brother 00:11:15
8.   Sindbad The Seaman - The Voyages 00:07:24
9.   ... Escape By Flight 00:03:43
10.   ... A Surprise Of Diamonds 00:07:25

Disc 2

  The Arabian Nights
1.   The Third Voyage Of Sindbad 00:06:20
2.   ... In The Hands Of A Cannibal 00:06:00
3.   ... A Monstrous Serpent 00:04:59
4.   ... Reunited With The Bales 00:08:02
5.   The Fourth Voyage Of Sindbad 00:06:10
6.   ... Succour And Riches 00:06:38
7.   ... The Widower's Fate 00:05:22
8.   ... The Cave Of Death 00:10:24
9.   The Fifth Voyage Of Sindbad 00:04:10
10.   ... Shipwrecked Into Danger Again 00:06:03
11.   ... A Treasure Of Nuts, Cloves And Spices 00:09:56

Disc 3

  The Arabian Nights
1.   Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves 00:06:25
2.   ... The Revealing Scales 00:09:03
3.   ... Ali Baba Discovers Kasim's Fate 00:08:29
4.   ... The Captain Vows Revenge 00:07:20
5.   ... A Second Attempt 00:09:23
6.   ... Morgiana Boils The Oil 00:07:58
7.   ... The Captain Vow's Revenge 00:08:03
8.   ... Just One Stab 00:07:21
9.   The Tale Of The Portress 00:08:41
10.   ... The Portress (Conclusion) 00:06:37

Total Playing Time: 03:42:34

Burton, Richard

Madoc, Philip

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA302912

Barcode: 0730099002929

Physical Release: 02/1995

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