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eBook The Thief of Bagdad ePub
Author: Achmed Abdullah
Language: English
ISBN: 1434460304
ISBN13: 978-1434460301
Publisher: Wildside Press (February 15, 2008)
Pages: 324
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 916
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ePub file: 1443 kb
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A ripping yarn of old Baghdad by Achmed Abdullah. Abdullah is a fluent stylist with a wonderful turn of phrase

And be it mentioned-in Ahmed's favor or to his shame, exactly as you prefer-that he replied to both, impartially, vituperatively, enthusiastically, insult for insult and curse for curse. One person found this helpful. A ripping yarn of old Baghdad by Achmed Abdullah. Abdullah is a fluent stylist with a wonderful turn of phrase. Enjoyable Hollywood pulp fiction of yesteryear.

The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods. Freely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Achmed Abdullah's classic fantasy novel, based on the silent film of the same title, starring Douglas Fairbanks. ISBN13:9780898655247.

The Thief of Bagdad - Achmed Abdullah.

The Thief of Bagdad may refer to: A novel and its film adaptations: The Thief of Bagdad (novel), a 1924 novel by Achmed Abdullah, derived from elements of One Thousand and One Nights fables. The Thief of Bagdad (1924 film), starring Douglas Fairbanks. The Thief of Bagdad (1940 film), featuring Sabu and Conrad Veidt. The Thief of Bagdad (1952 film), a German remake of the 1940 film. The Thief of Bagdad (1961 film), a film starring Steve Reeves.

The Thief of Bagdad, by. Abdullah, Achmed, 1881-1945.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. The Thief of Bagdad, by. Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939. New York, The H. K. Fly company.

Achmed Abdullah, a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff, was born of a Russian Orthodox father and a Muslim mother

Achmed Abdullah, a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff, was born of a Russian Orthodox father and a Muslim mother. He was raised in Britain and educated at Eton and Oxford. He served in the British Army in France, China and India.

Achmed Abdullah’s most popular book is The Thief of Bagdad. Books by Achmed Abdullah. Showing 30 distinct works. The Thief of Bagdad by. Achmed Abdullah.

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Achmed Abdullah's classic fantasy novel, based on the silent film of the same title, starring Douglas Fairbanks.
Mojar
"The Thief of Bagdad" is representative of the era in which it was written: excellent use of language and a focus on (largely) light-hearted action that keeps the reader turning pages. The plot is simple, the characters accessible and the story elements mix fantasy and reality very nicely. All told this makes for a delight, immersive escape: quintessential fantasy.

Being representative of its era also includes some unflattering cultural generalizations that border on racism. The author spreads equal disparagement among all major ethnicities he references, so a reader may take that as s/he will. Also of note: at times, the book seems less incredible story and more a praise piece for how much of a blessing it is to convert to a faith/religion. That component of the story never quite detracts from the overall enjoyment of the tale, but it's still unmistakable and at times somewhat jarring. An example of these observations: "An easy thing to write about," comments the ancient Arabic chronicle-"a horrible thing to picture. For the saber was the only god to whom these accursed, dog-faced Mongols worshiped. May their souls burn in the lowest depths of perdition for a thousand eternities to come."

Personal politics aside, the one true criticism to be offered: this Kindle edition was rife with formatting errors. It seemed like every 8 or 10 pages, there were several words that ran together or lacked spacing. That issue was distracting, especially in the passages that portray poetry or song.

TLDR: time-tested fantasy. For those who want to while away a few hours on action, humor, and wonder, look no further. And now... quotes:

"Only idiots, old spinsters, cats, and learned professors contradict the testimony of their own five senses."

"Then, at once, the tree seemed to change its shape. The foliage dropped away as did the bark; and, instead of a tree stood a very old man, with long green hair, a long green beard, green eyes, green skin. His very toe nails were green, and green was his voice-if voice can be said to have a color-"

"He launched himself away from the balcony railing; leaped straight at the magic rope; clutched it; and so there he was, swinging in mid-air, the cook calling down imprecations from above, the Hindu echoing them from below. And be it mentioned-in Ahmed's favor or to his shame, exactly as you prefer-that he replied to both, impartially, vituperatively, enthusiastically, insult for insult and curse for curse."
Wilalmaine
A ripping yarn of old Baghdad by Achmed Abdullah. Abdullah is a fluent stylist with a wonderful turn of phrase. The language is flowery at times, but that is all part of the charm. Enjoyable Hollywood pulp fiction of yesteryear. Fun, exotic adventure. Three star literature, four star fun.
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