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Scheherazade in England: A Study of Nineteenth Century English Criticism of theArabian Nights

Muhsin Jassim Ali
ISBN: 978-0-89410-246-2
1981/193 pages


This book challenges the widely held contention that the indebtedness of English literature to other cultures is limited to Greek and Roman influences. Ali demonstrates how deeply the Arabian Nights has penetrated English literature and culture since its publication in English in 1704–1712. His work, including a comprehensive bibliography, is central to any study of the image of the Arab world in Europe and North America.


Muhsin J. Ali is professor of English and comparative literature and chair of the Department of Mass Communications at Baghdad University.