The Arabian Nights

arabiannightsThis website contains summaries of A Thousand and one night (The Arabian Nights). I have read and summarized The Arabian Nights paperback by The Modern Library, ISBN: 978-0-375-75675-7). The paperback edition has a selection from the tales.

In the next phase I will start summarizing The Arabian Nights – Tales of 1001 Nights by Penguin Classics (ISBN: 978-0-140-44938-9. This series contains all the stories in a modernized language. I will re-read stories and revise their summaries as well as adding new ones. These volumes are divided into nights, which I will mention them in the summaries as well.

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You can find a free and legal copy of The Arabian Nights at the Gutenberg Project (see separate books below for links).

This project was started on January 18th 2013 and has been updated ever since (latest update: May 6th, 2016).


The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 01

X. Story of King Shahryar and his brother
A. The Tale of the Bull and the Ass

The Tales of Shahrazad

  1. The Fisherman and the Jinni
    A. The Tale of the Ensorcelled Prince
  2. The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad
    A. The First Kalandar’s Tale
    B. The Second Kalandar’s Tale
    C. The Third Kalandar’s Tale
    D. The Eldest Lady’s Tale
    E. Tale of the Portress
  3. The Tale of the Three Apples
  4. Tale of Nur al-Din Ali and His Son Badr al-Din Hasan

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 02

  1. Tale of Ghanim bin Ayyub, the Distraught, the Thrall o’ Love
    A. Tale of the First Eunuch, Bukhayt
    B. Tale of the Second Eunuch, Kafur

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 03

  1. The Tale of the Birds and the Beasts and the Carpenter
  2. The Hermits
  3. The Tale of Kamar al-Zaman

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 04

  1. Hatim of the Tribe of Tavy
  2. The Tale of Ma’an Son of of Zaidah and the Badawi
  3. The City of Many-Columned Iram and the Abdullah Son of Abi Kalibah
  4. The Sweep and the Noble Lady
  5. Ali the Persian
  6. The Man who Stole a Dish of Gold Wherein the Dog Ate
  7. The Ruined Man Who Became Rich Again Through a Dream

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 05

  1. The Ebony Horse
  2. How Abu Hasan Brake Wind
  3. The Angel of Death with the Proud King and the Devout Man

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 06

  1. Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman
    A. The First Voyage of Sinbad Hight the Seaman
    B. The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
    C. The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
    D. The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
    E. The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
    F. The Sixth Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
    G. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad the Seaman
  2. The City of Brass
  3. The Lady and her Five Suitors
  4. Judar and His Brethren

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 07

  1. Julnar the Sea-born and Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 08

  1. Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdad

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 09

  1. Abu Kir the Dyer and Abu Sir the Barber

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Volume 10

  1. Ma’aruf the Cobbler and his Wife Fatimah

Conclusion

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Supplemental Volume 01

  1. The Sleeper and the Waker
    A. Story of the Larrikin and the Cook

The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night — Supplemental Volume 03

  1. Alaeddin; or, The Wonderful Lamp
  2. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
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4 thoughts on “The Arabian Nights

  1. قمر الزمان says:

    Thank you very much for this awesome site 😉

  2. Krishel Hesson says:

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for a site like this for a long long time.

  3. I am thrilled! So beautiful!

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