The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

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One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though… (more)

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Edward Holystone
Edward Holystone
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:10:56 +0100

Not recommended, get the Madrus & Mathers version instead. This version is abridged a bad way, removing many key elements that made text beautiful and paraphrasing it until it is dried out.

If you are reading to young children then you can try the Muhsin al-Musawi version which keeps the language beautiful but appropriate for children.



Book Details  


Language: English

Published in: 1898

Word count: 111,112 words (≈ about 7 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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