Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence, and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist, and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
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The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature. It is over 1,700 years old, yet it remains a best seller to this day. Part of the reason, of course, is it's incredible advice and creativity in the art of loving. But it is much more than that.
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This is a sensitive exploration of the joys and pleasures of physical consummation. The Kama Sutra has often been described as "the first sexual manual", but the original Hindu script has a strong religious basis, and highlights love in all its forms.
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The 15th-century Arabian text The Perfumed Garden stands with India's The Karma Sutra as one of the greatest erotic texts in classic literature. It is primarily a manual for sexual activity of all kinds, dealing in some considerable detail with physical attributes, foreplay, coital positions and advice for how to achieve greater satisfaction for both partners, as well as sexual health. In addition, it contains some enlivening stories of sexual encounters and sexual needs fulfilled.
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Bawdy and exotic, Tales from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night features the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformation, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar.
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Written by the ancient Indian philosopher Vatsyayana sometime between the first and sixth centuries A.D., the Kama Sutra is literally translated as "Aphorisms on Love". It is intended as a manual for not only love and intimacy but also a treatise on the politics and customs of relationships between men and women. The Kama Sutra, while sought after for its instruction on sexual positions, is much more than just a guide for lovemaking. Presented here is the classic translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton.
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These tales are told with a rare beauty, rhyme, and rhythm. Richard Burton's translation catches the epic beauty in his unique style. It takes time to get used to Burton's prose poetry, but once you do, the reward is as deep as Shaharazad's story. As a storyteller, it was a joy to narrate these tales and bring the music of the work to life.
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From Paris to Prague, from the past to the present, authors and artists say farewell in this unique collection. In this audiobook you'll find personal letters, reminiscences, poetry, art and brand new fiction from some of the most talented and important voices at work today, including Jessie Burton, Alain de Botton, Matt Haig, Richard Herring, Owen Jones, Mark Kermode, Robert Macfarlane, Kate Mosse, Chris Riddell, Lionel Shriver and many others.
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"The Three Apples" is a story contained in the One Thousand and One Nights collection (also known as the Arabian Nights). Scheherazade tells the history of a murder - making this the first mystery story put to paper.
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What world did Sinbad land in? One with monstrous birds, gigantic serpents, and an ingenious way to accumulate real diamonds...yes, diamonds that must be brilliantly snatched from these monsters, without their knowing. Listen to Kathy Verduin, as she narrates through the thoughts of Sinbad.
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Explorer, adventurer and linguistic genius, Sir Richard Francis Burton was the first Englishman to enter Mecca, the holy city of Muslims. Fluent in Arabic and the traditions of Islam, Burton joined the hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca - incognito. The Royal Geographical Society hoped Burton's efforts would add detail to the "huge white blot" on their Arabian maps. His resulting Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca was of great anthropological and literary merit, and brought him much notoriety.
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Kate Skylar is an ordinary 17-year-old with an extraordinary destiny. A virgin, Kate suddenly finds herself pregnant with what she believes is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist and, assisted by an artificial intelligence known as Grand Inquisitor, will stop at nothing to kill Ethan, her son. Ethan’s only protection is Conversatio, a secret organization dedicated to the Second Coming—which may have its own dark agenda.
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A unique collection of eyewitness accounts from some of the greatest diarists and journal writers of the last two centuries.
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Zwischen dem 18. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert entstand eine Vielzahl historischer Reisebeschreibungen und Reisetagebücher. Dieses Hörbuch entführt auf eine Hör-Reise in ferne Länder und andere Kulturen. Roald Amundsen und Robert F. Scott erleben einen mörderischen Zweikampf in antarktischem Eis in "Wettlauf zum Pol". Die Schriftsteller Lou Andreas-Salomé und Rainer Maria Rilke schildern "Russische Impressionen". Der berühmte Offizier und Übersetzer Sir Richard Francis Burton begibt sich inkognito und unter Lebensgefahr auf eine "Pilgerfahrt nach Medina und Mekka", während Charles Darwin wichtige Entdeckungen in der Südsee auf seiner "Reise auf der Beagle" macht.
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Shaherezada - legendarnaja glavnaja geroinja "Rasskaza o care Shahrijare i ego brate", okajmljajushhego persidskij skazochnyj cikl "Tysjacha i odna noch'" i sluzhashhego svjazujushhej nit'ju mezhdu drugimi rasskazami. Shaherezada - starshaja doch' carskogo vizirja, devushka redkoj krasoty i nedjuzhinnogo uma, vyzvavshajasja osvobodit' narod ot posledstvij neudachnogo braka carja Shahrijara (perezhiv izmenu zheny, car' uverilsja v porochnosti zhenshhin, no poskol'ku obojtis' bez nih bylo slozhno....
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Sir Richard Burton gibt sich 1853 bei seiner Ankunft in Kairo als britischer Untertan afghanischer Herkunft aus, um das Land als Europäer inkognito erforschen zu können. Er arbeitet zunächst als Arzt und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit den kulturellen Sitten und den religiösen und orthodoxen Regeln des Landes als Vorbereitung seiner bevorstehenden großen Reise...
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In der zweiten Box mit Reisetagebüchern kommen weitere berühmte Forscher, Entdecker und Männer von Welt zu Wort. Charles Darwin reist auf der Beagle bis zu den Galapagos-Inseln...
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