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Publisher's Summary

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"

©2017 A.R.N. Publications (P)2017 A.R.N. Publications

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Great but incomplete

These are wonderful stories, but the ending was incomplete. Since we know how the story began, with the sultans wife be Guiling him with stories, the ending should’ve been how that she had saved her people from the execution of the women. This book felt incomplete without it
We all know these wonderful stories, or at least I hope we do. These are wonderful stories, but since it’s a story within a story, they forgot to complete the outer story: that is, they forgot to tell the ending of how Scheherazade saved her people and how the Sultan rewarded her at the end.

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love it .

loved it .wish they would make this in to a Netflix show that would be awesome

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The Original Inception

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?

his voice

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.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful