101 Nights

Translated from the Arabic by Claudia Ott, based on the recently discovered manuscript from the Aga Khan Museum

Original Title: 101 Nacht
Aus dem Arabischen from Claudia Ott

Hardcover, 336 pages, 19.0 x 29.0 cm, 7.5 x 11.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7175-9026-2
€ 49.95 [D] | € 51.40 [A] | CHF 68.00 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Manesse

Date of publication: October 11, 2012
This title is available.


Rights sold to: China (Henan Univ. Press), Italy (Einaudi), Korea (KPI), Romania (Baroque Books), Russia (FLC), Turkey (Ayrinti)

101 Nights


A sensational finding – an 800-year-old manuscript, made available by an outstanding translation

Arabic expert Claudia Ott has discovered an hitherto unknown eight-hundred-year-old manuscript of the tales of 101 Nights, the bewitching little sister of One Thousand and One Nights. With her exceptional translator’s expertise, Claudia Ott has made these tales and the magic world they describe accessible to the common reader.

Here we delve into the world of noble knights and horses, Bedouins and viziers, lindworms and virgins, futuristic flying machines or the first motion detection devices in world literature – and the treasury of Arabian tales displays a poetic directness and freshness that immediately charms us.

"Claudia Ott gives back the original its primary power and variety: gruesomely, poetically, and rather erotically, Princess Scheherazade tells stories to save her life."

North German Broadcasting


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