This book offers a short story retelling of the Shahrazad legend from the classic One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights). This brief version can be enjoyed when reading in silence, yet lends itself to presentation by live storytellers. It stands on its own, yet also makes a good effect when read as a spoken introduction to an orchestral performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
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