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Lane, Edward William 1801-1876

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Works: 449 works in 1,600 publications in 7 languages and 13,821 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Folklore  Fairy tales  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Sacred books  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: DT70, 808.8
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Most widely held works by Edward William Lane
Stories from the thousand and one nights : (The Arabian nights' entertainments) by Charles William Eliot( Book )

61 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desperate entertainments of a wife delaying execution by her husband, this translation of 42 stories from a much larger collection has become the most well-known of folk tales for younger readers: Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, the Voyages of Sinbad, and Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves
An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians, written in Egypt during the years 1833, -34, and -35, partly from notes made during a former visit to that country in the years 1825, -26, -27, and -28 by Edward William Lane( Book )

178 editions published between 1835 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward William Lane (1801-76) published this work in two volumes in 1836. Resident in the country for many years, and fluent in Arabic, he devoted his life's study to Egypt. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Institut de France, Lane translated One Thousand and One Nights and selections from the Koran. His major work was an Arabic-English lexicon; a monumental undertaking, he was working on the sixth volume when he died. Volume 2 of Modern Egyptians primarily details Cairo's vibrant public space, covering drug use, games, street music and dancers, as well as snake charmers, storytelling, celebratory festivals, and funerals. It also examines Egyptian industry and the Jewish and Copt minorities. A bestseller in its own day, this well-illustrated work remains a key text for students of nineteenth-century Egypt and the Arab world
The manners & customs of the modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane( Book )

92 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering work of cultural anthropology, E.W. Lane's study of Egyptian society has not been out of print since it was first issued in 1836. Immersing himself in Egyptian culture, Lane learned the Arabic language and adopted the Arab way of life. Written before the forces of innovation transformed Egypt, Manners and Customs is recognized for its wide-ranging scope of detail of daily life on topics such as the nature of Islamic laws and its relation to government, birth and marriage customs, death and funeral rites, music and dancing, and the world of magic and alchemy. This distinctive work retains its power to charm and fascinate contemporary readers. AUTHOR BIO: Edward William Lane (1801-1875) was a distinguished English scholar of the Arab world who made voyages up the Nile in 1826 and 1827. Fascinated by Egyptian lives and customs, he traveled to Egypt frequently and lived in Cairo from 1833 to 1835, where he studied and adopted Egyptian dress. -- From www.amazon.com (Nov. 21, 2016)
Arabic-English lexicon by Edward William Lane( Book )

124 editions published between 1863 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.W. Lane's Arabic-English Dictionary and Lexicon "Derived from the best and the most copious Eastern Sources, comprising a very large collection of words and significations omitted in the K'amoos, with supplements to its abridged and defective explanations, ample grammatical and critical comments, and examples in prose and verse: composed by means of the munificence of tile most noble Algernon,Duke of Northumberland, and the bounty of the British government:by in two books: the first, in 8 Parts, containing all the classical words and significations commonly known to the learned among the Arabs; second, never published or completed, that are of rare occurrence and not commonly known. After thirty-four years of labour at the Lexicon, Mr. Lane died, on the tenth of August, 1876. Volumes6-8 completed by his nephew S. Lane-Poole, 1877-1893
Arabian society in the Middle Ages : studies from the thousand and one nights by Edward William Lane( Book )

39 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane( Book )

43 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fist published in 1836, this classic book has never gone out of print, continuously providing material and inspiration for generations of scholars, writers, and travelers, who have praised its comprehensiveness, detail, and perception. Yet the editions in print during most of the twentieth century would not have met Lane's approval. Lacking parts of Lane's text and many of his original illustrations (while adding many that were not his), they were based on what should have been ephemeral editions, published long after the author's death. Meanwhile, the definitive fifth edition of 1860, the result of a quarter century of Lane's corrections, reconsiderations, and additions, long ago disappeared from bookstore shelves. Now the 1860 edition of Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians is available again, with a useful general introduction by Jason Thompson."--Jacket
The Arabian nights entertainments : containing sixty-five stories told by Shahrazade the Sultaness to divert Shahryar the Sultan from the execution of a vow he had made to avenge the disloyalty of his first Sultaness( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheherezade, daughter of King Shahryar's advisor, tells her husband a different story every night to keep the king from killing her
Selections from the Ḳur-án, commonly called, in England, the Koran; with an interwoven commentary by Edward William Lane( Book )

56 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes exhaustive introduction
The Koran : an edition prepared for English readers : being an arrangement in chronological order( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabian nights' entertainments by Edward William Lane( Book )

36 editions published between 1800 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard F. Burton's translation of Aladdin, Ali Babba, and more storyline
The Arabian nights'entertainments; or, The thousand and one nights by Edward William Lane( Book )

20 editions published between 1879 and 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabian nights : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives
The thousand and one nights' : commonly called the Arabian nights' entertainments( Book )

15 editions published between 1867 and 2000 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cairo fifty years ago by Edward William Lane( Book )

5 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More tales from the Arabian nights by Edward William Lane( Book )

4 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Frances Olcott version of Arabian Nights included many of the tales that were not included in many of the popular translations of the literary work during that time. With the additional infusion of little-known Arabian tales, intrigue surrounds this work
Description of Egypt : notes and views in Egypt and Nubia, made during the years 1825, -26, -27, and -28 ... by Edward William Lane( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Description of Egypt was the product of Lane's first research trip to Egypt from 1825 to 1828. Comprising nearly 300,000 words and 160 illustrations, it is a fascinating and multifaceted work. Its basic structure is a travelogue that recounts Lane's travels through Egypt and Nubia. Onto that framework, Lane added extensive excursions into Egyptian history, geography, city and village life, and especially antiquities, as he presented detailed descriptions of most of the major archaeological sites between Alexandria and the Second Cataract - all in polished prose and pictures." "This book will be of interest to both ancient and modern historians of Egypt, and will become an essential companion to Lane's Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians."--Jacket
 
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An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians
Alternative Names
Edvard Uilyam Leyn

Edward William Lane britischer Orientalist

Edward William Lane Brits vertaler (1801-1876)

Edward William Lane orientalista, arabista e traduttore britannico

Lane, E.

Lane, E. W.

Lane, E.W. 1801-1876

Lane, E. W. (Edward William), 1801-1876

Lane, Edward W.

Lane, Edward W. 1801-1876

Lane, Edward W. (Edward William), 1801-1876

Lėĭn, Ė. U. (Ėdvard Uilʹi︠a︡m)

Lejn, Eduard Uil'jam 1801-1876

Lejn, Edvard Uilʹjam 1801-1876

Līn, A. W. 1801-1876

Лейн, Эдвард Уильям

Лэйн, Э. У. (Эдвард Уильям)

אדוארד ליין

ادوارد لين

إدوارد وليم لين، 1801-1876

ادوارد ویلیام لین مترجم بریتانیایی

إدورد وليم لين

ایڈورڈ ولیم لین

لاين، إدوارد وليم، 1801-1876

لين، إ. و.، 1801-1876

لين، ادوارد وليم

لين، ادورد وليم

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The manners & customs of the modern EgyptiansArabic-English lexiconArabian society in the Middle Ages : studies from the thousand and one nightsAn account of the manners and customs of the modern EgyptiansSelections from the Ḳur-án, commonly called, in England, the Koran; with an interwoven commentaryDescription of Egypt : notes and views in Egypt and Nubia, made during the years 1825, -26, -27, and -28 ...Edward William Lane, 1801-1876 : the life of the pioneering Egyptologist and orientalist