Epics & Sagas


  • 'Antar and 'Abla: A Bedouin Romance

    By Diana Richmond

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780704321625
    • Publisher: Quartet Books
    • Published: January 1978
  • The Adventures of Amir Hamza: Lord of the Auspicious Planetary Conjunction

    By Ghalib Lakhnavi

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812977431
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: October 2008
    This publication marks the first unabridged translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramictale of magic and passion, a classic hero's odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many women, andconverts hundreds of infidels to the True Faith before finding his wayback to his first love. 'The Iliad and Odyssey of medieval Persia.' Notes. 954p.
  • The Adventures of Amir Hamza: Lord of the Auspicious Planetary Conjunction (Special Abridged Edition)

    By Ghalib Lakhnavi

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812977448
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: September 2010
    A skillfully abridged edition of a major new translation based on the definitive Urdu version of Dastan-e Amir Hamza features a translator introduction and notes and follows Hamza's encounters with people from all walks of life in a series of interconnected stories about the True Faith of Islam. Original.
  • Alexandreis: A Twelfth-Century Epic

    By David Townsend Walter Of Chatillon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781551116761
    • Publisher: BROADVIEW PRESS
    • Published: October 2006
    Walter of Châtillonâ??s Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great was a twelfth- and thirteenth-century "best-seller:" scribes produced over two hundred manuscripts. The poem follows Alexander from his first successes in Asia Minor, through his conquest of Persia and India, to his progressive moral degeneration and his poisoning by a disaffected lieutenant. The Alexandreis exemplifies twelfth-century discourses of world domination and the exoticism of the East. But at the same time it calls such dreams of mastery into question, repeatedly undercutting as it does Alexander's claims to heroism and virtueâ??and by extension, similar claims by the great men of Walter's own generation. This extraordinarily layered and subtle poem stands as a high-water mark of the medieval tradition of Latin narrative literature. Along with David Townsend's revised translation, this edition provides a rich selection of historical documents, including other writings by Walter of Châtillon, excerpts from other medieval Latin epics, and contemporary accounts of the foreign and "exotic."
  • Andreas and the Fates of the Apostles

    By Kenneth Brooks

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198114222
    • Published: December 1961
    This edition of Andreas - one of the most interesting of Old English poems, especially on account of its vigorous narrative and the variety of its vocabulary - was the first to make use of the Latin versions of the legend published in 1930 by Blatt. It replaces the out-dated edition published in 1906 by Krapp. Cynewulf's short poem, The Fates of the Apostles, once thought to be the conclusion of Andreas is also included. Appendix, index. 184p.
  • Arabian Night's Entertainments

    By Robert L. Mack

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199555871
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: July 2009
  • Arabian Nights

    By Richard Burton

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781607103097
    • Publisher: Canterbury Classics
    • Published: November 2011
    They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Sinbad the Sailor. Aladdin. These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike.This beautiful, leather-bound edition collects the classic tales of Arabian Nights in a new, redesigned format. Specially designed end papers, gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and other decorative elements enhance the reading experience, while an expert introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories.Arabian Nights is a compelling look at a long-gone culture?and the perfect addition to any home library.
  • The Arabian Nights

    By Wen-Chin Duyang

    Our Price: $23.35
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375712418
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: June 2014
  • The Arabian Nights

    By Rene Bull

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781606600085
    • Publisher: Calla Editions
    • Published: September 2010
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  • The Arabian Nights

    By Husain Haddawy

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393331660
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 2008
    The stories of The Arabian Nights (and stories within stories) are famously told in the voice of Shahrazad, under the threat of death should the king lose interest in her tale.Collected over centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from adventure fantasies, vivacious erotica, and animal fables to pointed Sufi tales, these stories provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at the heights of its glory. This translation is of the complete text of the Mahdi edition, the definitive Arabic edition of a 14th-century Cyrian manuscript, which is the oldest surviving and authentic, version of the tales. 518p.
  • The Arabian Nights (Norton Critical Editions)

    By Daniel Heller-Roazen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393928082
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2010
    Few works of literature are as familiar and beloved as The Arabian Nights. Yet few remain also as unknown. In English, The Arabian Nights is a literary work of relatively recent date—the first versions of the tales appeared in English barely two hundred years ago. The tales are accompanied by a preface, a note on the text, and explanatory annotations.“Contexts” presents three of the oldest witnesses to The Arabian Nights in the Arabic tradition, together in English for the first time: an anonymous ninth-century fragment, Al Mas'udi's Muruj al-Dhahab, and Ibn al-Nadim's The Fihrist. Also included are three related works by the nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers Edgar Allan Poe, Marcel Proust, and Taha Husayn.“Criticism” collects eleven wide-ranging essays on The Arabian Nights' central themes by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Josef Horovitz, Jorge Luis Borges, Francesco Gabrieli, Mia Irene Gerhardt, Tzvetan Todorov, Andras Hamori, Heinz Grotzfield, Jerome W. Clinton, Abdelfattah Kilito, and David Pinault.A Chronology of The Arabian Nights and a Selected Bibliography are also included.
  • The Arabian Nights: Michael Foreman Illustrates

    By Brian Alderson

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781848779068
    • Publisher: Templar Publishing
    • Published: May 2013
  • The Arabian Nights: Tales from The Thousand and One Nights (Great Illustrated Classics)

    By E.J. Detmold

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499772869
    • Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
    • Published: 1949
    Nine outstanding tales from The Thousand and One Nights, with twelve full-page colored illustrations.
  • The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights

    By Richard F. Burton

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375756757
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: April 2001
    (Modern Library Paperback Classics). This book of tales has enthralled readers for centuries, brimming over with mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance. These are the tales that saved Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, she always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.This volume reproduces the 1932 Modern Library edition. 872p. Pap.
  • The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights (Volume 2, Nights 295 to 719)

    By Malcolm C. Lyons

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140449396
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2010
    The introduction to this volume discusses the history and provenance of the 'Nights'. The frame story of this medieval Arabic story collection is that of a clever bride telling stories to a jealous king in order to prolong her life; it goes back to a lost Sanskrit original dating from no later than the eighth century. Index of Nights and Stories. 878p.