The story of the composition and publication of The Lover’s Tale is, unfortunately, rather complicated. My critical discussion of the poem demands, however, a preliminary outline of the main episodes in the story (for further details, see Ricks 1987: I.325–28; Wise 1908: I.25–76; Paden 1965: 111–45).
KeywordsFemale Figure British Library External Narrative Male Protagonist Arabian Night
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