[LEGENDS] Book of Thousand Nights & a Night (Arabian Nights), Vol 12-mtf

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Post by SkyRider » September 11th, 2020, 8:00 am

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Vol 12 by Anonymous ( - 0). Translated by Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890)

This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the twelfth of sixteen volumes translated by Richard Francis Burton; the first half of this volume consists of Burton's translations and the second half a commentary on volumes 11 & 12 of the Tales by W.A. Coulson. ( )
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Post by SkyRider » September 11th, 2020, 8:01 am

Well, as I seem to have inherited this project I may as well get on with populating the MW for the next volume. :) I'll DPL this myself.

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Post by mightyfelix » September 11th, 2020, 7:29 pm

I'll set it up for you. :)

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Post by mightyfelix » September 11th, 2020, 7:38 pm

Ok, all set. Let me know if you run into problems.

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Post by SkyRider » September 12th, 2020, 9:07 am

Thank you! Time to dig the word-count tool out of hibernation...

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Post by alanmapstone » September 12th, 2020, 6:40 pm

If you are open for claims I will take sections 4 and 5 please 😺
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Post by SkyRider » September 13th, 2020, 2:21 am

alanmapstone wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 6:40 pm
If you are open for claims I will take sections 4 and 5 please 😺
Sure - I was still in two minds as to whether to combine the smaller sections but I guess this cements the structure a bit.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by alanmapstone » September 13th, 2020, 2:45 am

SkyRider wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 2:21 am
alanmapstone wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 6:40 pm
If you are open for claims I will take sections 4 and 5 please 😺
Sure - I was still in two minds as to whether to combine the smaller sections but I guess this cements the structure a bit.
Let me know if you change your mind. No problem 😺
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Post by Lmnei » September 15th, 2020, 6:06 am

Hi there!

Can I please have 2, 6, 10-13. 16, 26 and 27 please?

Many thanks!

Lynda

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Post by SkyRider » September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am

Hi Lynda...
Lmnei wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 6:06 am
Can I please have 2, 6, 10-13. 16, 26 and 27 please?
Could I ask you to keep the number of claims small until this is launched, please? I'm still finalising how I'm carving the book up and merging and demerging sections will become more complex the more passages people are reading, particularly the small ones.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by Lmnei » September 15th, 2020, 11:58 am

SkyRider wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Hi Lynda...
Lmnei wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 6:06 am
Can I please have 2, 6, 10-13. 16, 26 and 27 please?
Could I ask you to keep the number of claims small until this is launched, please? I'm still finalising how I'm carving the book up and merging and demerging sections will become more complex the more passages people are reading, particularly the small ones.

Cheers,
Paul
Hi Paul - for me this is a small claim :)

What would you suggest? I am happy to record whichever ones you want me to record.

Lynda

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Post by mightyfelix » September 15th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Perhaps it would be best for everyone to wait until the MW is complete before any more claims come in. :)

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Post by alanmapstone » September 15th, 2020, 5:06 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Perhaps it would be best for everyone to wait until the MW is complete before any more claims come in. :)
Perhaps I should withdraw my claim until you have the structure finalised. I may have rather jumped the gun 😺
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Post by Lmnei » September 15th, 2020, 8:24 pm

I am happy to do that too!

Perhaps you can let Alan and I know though before you go public so we can re-claim?

Thanks -

Lynda

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Post by DickBD » September 26th, 2020, 10:21 am

Hi

I hope this is not confusing ... but because these are short, I would be pleased to claim
any of the following ... 2, 3,6,10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17 - noting that some of these were previously cited
in posts by others ...

So ... please feel to assign the residue to me when and as appropriate..

Cheers

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle

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