A thousand nights and one night book
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Book Thousand Nights Night
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The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night Arabian Nights, Volume 02 Part 1/2 Full Audiobook
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Burton's translation was one of two unabridged and unexpurgated English translations done in the s; the first was by John Payne , under the title The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night —, nine volumes. Burton's ten volume version was published almost immediately afterward with a slightly different title. This, along with the fact that Burton closely advised Payne and partially based his books on Payne's, led later to charges of plagiarism. Burton's original ten volumes were followed by a further six entitled The Supplemental Nights to the Thousand Nights and a Night — Burton's 16 volumes, while boasting many prominent admirers, have been criticised for their "archaic language and extravagant idiom" and "obsessive focus on sexuality"; they have even been called an "eccentric ego-trip" and a "highly personal reworking of the text". Burton — an accomplished geographer , explorer, orientalist , ethnologist , diplomat, polylinguist and author — was best known in his lifetime for travelling in disguise to Mecca and for journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first European to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile —