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ISBN-10: 163149516X
ISBN-13: 9781631495168
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/27/2018
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.60" W, 0.90" H

Aladdin: A New Translation

Translator: Yasmine Seale

Hardcover

Price: $24.95

Overview

Long defined by popular film adaptations that have reductively portrayed Aladdin as a simplistic rags-to-riches story for children, this work of dazzling imagination–and occasionally dark themes–finally comes to vibrant new life. “In the capital of one of China’s vast and wealthy kingdoms,” begins Shahrazad– the tale’s imperiled-yet-ingenious storyteller–there lived Aladdin, a rebellious fifteen-year-old who falls prey to a double-crossing sorcerer and is ultimately saved by the ruse of a princess.

One of the best-loved folktales of all time, Aladdin has been capturing the imagination of readers, illustrators, and filmmakers since an eighteenth-century French publication first added the tale to The Arabian Nights. Yet, modern English translators have elided the story’s enchanting whimsy and mesmerizing rhythms. Now, translator Yasmine Seale and literary scholar Paulo Lemos Horta offer an elegant, eminently readable rendition of Aladdin in what is destined to be a classic for decades to come.

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Yasmine Seale's new translation of the classic tale reveals its surprising depth.–Wendy Smith, Publishers Weekly
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Details

ISBN-10: 163149516X
ISBN-13: 9781631495168
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/27/2018
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.60" W, 0.90" H
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