Tales from 1,001 Nights

Tales from 1,001 Nights

Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other Favourites

Translator: Malcolm C. Lyons
Translator: Ursula Lyons
Introduction by: Robert Irwin
Notes by: Robert Irwin
Jacket Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141191652
  • 528 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


“This is not a book to be read in a week. It is an ocean of stories to be dipped into over a lifetime. And this new Penguin edition is the one to have.” -The Sunday Times (London)

Every night for three years, the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin and executes her the next morning. To save her own life, the vizier’s daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches, and wonder-of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba’s outwitting a band of forty thieves and of genies trapped in lamps. A sequence of stories to last 1,001 nights. With a new cover designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Tales from 1,001 Nights is a magnificent collection of some of the world’s best-loved tales.

Table of Contents

The Tale of King Shahriyar and his Brother Shahzaman
The Fable of the Donkey, the Ox, and the Farmer

The Tale of the Hunchback
The Tailor’s Tale
The Tale of the Lame Young Man and the Barber of Baghdad
The Barber’s Tale
The Tale of Bakbook, the Barber’s First Brother
The Tale of Al-Haddar, the Barber’s Second Brother
The Tale of Bakbak, the Barber’s Third Brother
The Tale of Al-Kuz, the Barber’s Fourth Brother
The Tale of Shakashik, the Barber’s Sixth Brother

The Donkey

The Fisherman and the Jinnee
The Tale of King Yunan and Duban the Doctor
The Tale of King Sindbad and the Falcon
The Tale of the Enchanted King

The Young Woman and Her Five Lovers

Sindbad the Sailor and Sindbad the Porter
The First Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
The Second Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
The Third Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
The Fourth Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
The Fifth Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
The Sixth Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor
The Last Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor

The Historic Fart

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

The Tale of Kafur the Black Eunuch

The Porter and the Three Girls of Baghdad
The Tale of the First Dervish
The Tale of the Second Dervish
The Tale of the Third Dervish
The Tale of the First Girl
The Tale of the Second Girl

The Tale of Khalifah the Fisherman

The Dream

The Tale of Judar and His Brothers

The Tale of Ma’Aruf the Cobbler