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The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night

Anonymous (1821-1890)

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1. 01 – Section One
2. 02 – Section Two
3. 03 – Section Three
4. 04 – Section Four
5. 05 – Section Five
6. 06 – Section Six
7. 07 – Section Seven
8. 08 – Section Eight
9. 09 – Section Nine
10. 10 – Section Ten
11. 11 – Section Eleven
12. 12 – Section Twelve
13. 13 – Section Thirteen
14. 14 – Section Fourteen
15. 15 – Section Fifteen
16. 16 – Section Sixteen
17. 17 – Section Seventeen
18. 18 – Section Eighteen
19. 19 – Section Nineteen
20. 20 – Section Twenty
21. 21 – Section Twenty One
22. 22 – Section Twenty-Two
23. 23 – Section Twenty-Three

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Summary

This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the first of sixteen volumes translated by Burton. (Based on Wikipedia article)