About this book
Trade paperback. A history of magical thinking, exploring the power of the "Arabian Nights" and its impact in the West, and retelling some of its tales. Lavishly illustrated throughout.
Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a whole way of thinking, of dreaming the impossible. This book shows how magic, in the deepest sense, helped to create the modern world, and how it is still inscribed in the way we think.