When Ali Baba witnesses 40 thieves open a secret door with some enchanted words, endless possibilities begin to unwind before him.
Allan Quatermain, hero of King Solomon's mines, tells a moving tale of his first wife...
Bawdy and exotic, Tales from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night features the wily, seductive Scheherazade....
The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries....
Here are Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws, who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor....
In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of 19th-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman....
Here are the immortals of Olympus - the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece - as freshly described as if they were alive today....
A brand new edition of the long unavailable children’s story, written and illustrated by the author of The Hobbit and Letters from Father Christmas, with newly scanned manuscript pages and redesigned text.Now available as an audio edition....
Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion in Roman Britain, is forced into retirement after receiving a wound. It allows him to embark upon a mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion....
Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written....
Heidi is sent to live with her embittered grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. Heidi's innocent joy of life and genuine concern and love for all living things become the old man's salvation....
Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals....
For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions....
Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station....
This novel provides a highly charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution....
Hidden deep in the blue forest of Norway, there live a peasant farmer and his family. In a fierce storm, a mysterious white bear arrives with a strange proposal to make them rich....
One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine....
All six Bastable children - Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius - are ambitious adventurers, digging detectives and intrepid treasure seekers by nature....
This delightfully narrated classic is a story within a story. In an attempt to postpone execution, the king's new bride spends one thousand and one nights enchanting him with story after story of true love, tragedy, sorcerers, and jinns.
Included in this volume are the following stories:
"The Arabian Nights"
"The Story of the Fisherman"
"The Story of the Greek King & the Physician Douban"
"The Story of the Husband and the Parrot"
"The Story of the Vizir Who Was Punished"
"The Story of the Young King of the Black Isles"
"The Sultan and His Vow"
"The Fable of the Ass the Ox and the Laborer"
"The Story of the Merchant and the Genie"
"The History of the First Old Man and the Hind"
"The History of the Second Old Man"
"The Three Calendars"
"Sons of Kings and the Five Ladies of Baghdad"
"The History of the First Calendar"
"The History of the Second Calendar"
"The History of the Envious Man and of Him Who Was Envied"
"The History of the Third Calendar"
"The Story of Zobeide"
"The History of Amina"
"The Story of the Three Sisters"
"The Story of Aladdin or The Wonderful Lamp"
"The History of Ali Baba, and of the Forty Robbers Killed By One Slave"
"The Story of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The First Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Sixth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Seventh and Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor"
"The Little Hunchback"
"The Story of the Barber's Fifth Brother"
"The Story of the Barber's Sixth Brother"
"The Adventures of Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess BadouraNoureddin and the Fair Persian"
"The Adventures of Haroun-Al-Raschid, Caliph of Baghdad"
"The Story of the Blind Baba-Abdalla"
"The Story of Sidi-Nourman"
"The story of Ali Colia, Merchant of Baghdad"
"The Enchanted Horse"
loved it .wish they would make this in to a Netflix show that would be awesome
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What disappointed you about The Arabian Nights Entertainments?
I found the reader super irritating, he uses an obnoxious falsetto for every woman and youth in the story and a moronic grumble for every large, old, or authoritative character.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
couldn't stand the reader, didn't finish it
What didn’t you like about David McCallion’s performance?
Any additional comments?
The stories are charming but, particularly with David McCallion's reading style, difficult to follow because the nature of the book is stories within stories within stories.