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Stranger magic : charmed states and The Arabian nights / Marina Warner.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780674055308 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0674055306 (alk. paper)
  • Description: xx, 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PJ 7737 .W37 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 398.22/Warner (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction PJ 7737 .W37 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 398.22 W (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [499]-516) and index.
Contents Note: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I. Solomon the Wise King -- Story 1. The Fisherman and the Genie -- Chapter 1. Master of Jinn -- Story 2. The City of Brass -- Chapter 2. Riding the Wind: The Flying Carpet I -- Story 3. Prince Ahmed and Fairy Peri Banou -- Chapter 3. A Tapestry of Great Price: The Flying Carpet II -- Part II. Dark Arts; Strange Gods -- Story 4. The Prince of the Black Islands -- Chapter 4. The Worst Witch -- Chapter 5. Egyptian Attitudes -- Story 5. Hasan of Basra -- Chapter 6. Magians and Dervishes -- Story 6. A Fortune Regained -- Chapter 7. Dream Knowledge -- Part III. Active Goods -- Chapter 8. 'Everything You Desire to Know about the East… -- Story 7. The Greek King and Doctor Douban -- Chapter 9. The Thing-World of the Arabian Nights -- Story 8. Abu Mohammed the Lazy -- Chapter 10. The Word of the Talisman -- Story 9. Marouf the Cobbler -- Chapter 11. The Voice of the Toy -- Chapter 12. Money Talks -- Part IV. Oriental Masquerades -- Chapter 13. Magnificent Moustaches: Hamilton's Fooling, Voltaire's Impersonations -- Story 10. Rosebud and Uns al-Wujud the Darling Boy -- Story 11. The Jinniya and the Egyptian Prince -- Chapter 14. 'Symbols of Wonder': William Beckford's Arabesque -- Chapter 15. Oriental Masquerade: Goethe's West-Eastern Divan -- Part V. Flights of Reason -- Story 12. Camar al-Zaman and Princess Badoura -- Chapter 16. Thought Experiments: Flight before Flight -- Chapter 17. Why Aladdin? -- Chapter 18. Machine Dreams -- Story 13. The Ebony Horse -- Chapter 19. The Shadows of Lotte Reiniger -- Story 14. Aladdin of the Beautiful Moles -- Chapter 20. The Couch: A Case History -- Story 15. Prince Ardashir and Hayat al-Nufus -- Conclusion: 'All the story of the night told over… -- Glossary -- Abbreviations -- The Stories -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject: Arabian nights > Influence.
Magic in literature.
Myth in literature.
Orientalism.

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