Specially designed for students of Arabic, this textbook presents a selection of authentic Arabian Night stories in simplified language providing learners of Modern Standard Arabic access to this classic of Arabic literature. Each story is fully supported by a range of comprehension, vocabulary-building, grammar reinforcement activities and exercises as well as an audio version of the story, which can be accessed at www.routledge.com/9781138948228. Ideal for class-use or self-study, students will enhance their reading, listening, and writing skills while developing the ability to analyze literary texts, reason critically, and broaden their understanding and appreciation of different layers of Arab culture.
Table of Contents
The Story of King Shahryar and His Brother Shah Zaman The Story of the Merchant and the Jinni The Story of the Fisherman and the Jinni The Tale of the Man and the Dish of Gold (and the Dog) The Story of the Ruined Man from Baghdad (The Man Who Became Rich Through a Dream) The First Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman The First Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman The Young Girl and the Apples and the Slave Rihan (The tale of the Three Apples) The Story of Two Lovers of the Bani Uthra The Story of Khalid Bin ‘Abdullah al-Qasri and the False Robber (The Lover Who Feigned Himself A Thief) The Story of the Boy From Baghdad and the Slave-girl The Story of the A‘rabi and His Loyal Wife The Story of Yahya Bin Khalid (Yahya Bin Khalid the Barmecide with Mansour) Al-Malik al-Nasir and the Three Governors (Al-Malik al-Nasir and the Three Chiefs of Police) The Story of the Sad Man (The Man who Never Laughed During the Rest of His Days) The Story of Ibrahim and Jamilah The Story of Khusro and Shirin and the Fisherman The Story of the Sharper and the Governor of Alexandria (The Sharper of Alexandria and the Chief of Police)
Ghada Bualuan is Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Program of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Notre Dame.