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The Book of One Thousand and One Nights
The Book of One Thousand and One Nights is an old cycle (or group) of stories that mostly come from Arabia and Persia, and a few also from India, Central Asia and China. All these stories were later collected together. There are different layers of the stories:
- Uppermost is the story of Queen Scheherazade who needs to entertain her husband, the Sultan or King Sheheryar, or she would be put to death.
- The next layer is made up of the actual stories, such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, etc.
- In those stories, there is often also a narrator who tells the story.
- The Thousand Nights and a Night in several classic translations, including unexpurgated version by Sir Francis Burton, and John Payne translation, with additional material.
- Stories From One Thousand and One Nights, (Lane and Poole translation): Project Bartleby edition
- The Arabian Nights (includes Lang and (expurgated) Burton translations): Electronic Literature Foundation editions
- The Medieval Arabic Nights - a study
- Jonathan Scott translation of Arabian Nights
- Notes on the influences and context of the Thousand and One Nights
- 1001 Resources and Links for A Thousand and One Nights University of Houston
- The Book of the Thousand and One Nights by John Crocker
- (expurgated) Sir Burton's ~1885 translation, annotated for English study.
- Arabian Nights' Tales Dedicated site with just the stories of 1001 nights listed in order.