The Arabian nights = Alf laylah wa-laylah

The Arabian nights = Alf laylah wa-laylah
Husain Haddawy
Muhsin Mahdi
Husain Haddawy's translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. These stories (and stories within stories, and stories within stories within stories), told by the Princess Shahrazad under the threat of death if she ceases to amuse, first reached the West around 1700. Collected over centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from vivacious erotica, animal fables, and adventure fantasies to pointed Sufi tales, the stories of The Arabian Nights provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at the height of its glory.
Call Number: 
398.2 Ara