Vikram and The Vampire

Vikram and The Vampire
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Vikram and The Vampire
by Sir Richard R. Burton

Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance Baital Pachisi or Vetala Panchvimshati ("Twenty five tales of Baital") or Vikram and The Vampire is a collection of tales and legends from India. It was originally written in Sanskrit. Like Arabian Nights, it is a set of tales, within a frame story. According to Isabel Burton, the Baital Pachisi "is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights, and which inspired the "Golden Ass" of Apuleius, Boccacio's "Decamerone," the "Pentamerone," and all that class of facetious fictitious literature."

Table Of Contains....

01. The Vampire's First Story. In which a man deceives a woman.
02. The Vampire's Second Story. Of the Relative Villany of Men and Women.
03. The Vampire's Third Story. Of a High-minded Family.
04. The Vampire's Fourth Story. Of A Woman Who Told The Truth.
05. The Vampire's Fifth Story. Of the Thief Who Laughed and Wept.
06. The Vampire's Sixth Story. In Which Three Men Dispute about a Woman.
07. The Vampire's Seventh Story. Showing the Exceeding Folly of Many Wise Fools.
08. The Vampire's Eighth Story. Of the Use and Misuse of Magic Pills.
09. The Vampire's Ninth Story. Showing That a Man's Wife Belongs Not to His Body but to His Head.
10. The Vampire's Tenth Story. Of the Marvellous Delicacy of Three Queens.
11. The Vampire's Eleventh Story. Which Puzzles Raja Vikram.

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