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TheI read user reviews of The Arabian Nights, theconvinced I am that people are just posting negative things to be contrary How can you not love this collection of stories Common complaints 1 It s racist Yes, the work itself, by today s standards, could probably be considered racist This work was originally written many thousands of years ago Keep that in mind and get off your high horse.2 It s misogynistic I disagree That which would be considered misogynistic falls into the category of that described above Attitudes towards women were considerably different back then Get off your high horse Also, the entire book revolves around a woman who outsmarts her captor Depicting a woman of such high wit and education is hardly misogynistic The stories themselves are full of women who outsmart the men who suppress them If anything, the women in The Arabian Nights come off as being considerablyworldly than their male counterparts 3 Too long It is true that the work is quite long I might have been better served breaking the book into chunks Read a few stories, read something else, come back to this so that I could read a fewstories This strategy might have relieved some of my own tedium since the stories get considerably longer as the work progresses I read the whole work in one stretch Yes, I got a little antsy to get to the end But it is a book of stories It can be split into sections The book s weight and heft should not be an excuse to pass this one by.Not all of the stories are fantastic Not all of the stories are even interesting But this is a seminal work in the history of published writing and its influence is well earned Highly recommended. 996 The Thousand and One Nights, AnonymousThe work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Persian and Turkish folklore and literature In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Abbasid era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hez r Afs n A Thousand Tales , which in turn relied partly on Indian elements 1981 346 385 For those 2 people who don t know, The Arabian Nights is sort of a collection of short stories told in the Arabian world, as I m told it should be called, which seems to include India and parts of China waaaaaay back in the day The framework of the story is about a sultan who caught his wife cheating on him After he has her killed, he decides to take out his revenge on the entire sex, so he marries a different wife every day and has her killed the next morning Scheherazade is the Grand Vizier s beautiful, intelligent daughter She realizes that this can t go on, so she comes up with a plan She asks to be the next wife of the sultan, and she starts telling him a story on their wedding night But buried within that story is another story The sultan is so intrigued by the story that he decides to let her live so he can find out how the story ends She keeps stringing him along like this, theoretically for 1000 nights, until he relents and gives her a full pardon and takes her for his real wife But that s only a very small part of the book The biggest part of the book is the stories Scheherazade tells the sultan Included are Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, and others that we ve probably all heard in one form or another.I just picked this up because I wanted to see what it was all about This version was very readable It was interesting to see a slice of Arabian life I would catch myself thinking, They treat women so badly over there and then I would remember that when these stories were first told, women were treated badly pretty much everywhere But then there would be some stories where the women had surprising freedom and I would catch myself wondering where things started going bad I can t say that I know enough about the culture to comment on what s changed and what hasn t, but these stories do give you a little idea of what life is was like in the Middle East and where they re coming from And in these times, a little understanding can only be a good thing. 996 The Thousand And One Nights, AnonymousThe tales of told by Shahrazad over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the King Shahriyar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature 1981 . 996 The Thousand and One Nights Anonymous 2013224376 168 312104 240. 996 The Thousand And One Nights, AnonymousThe tales of told by Shahrazad over a thousand and one nights to delay her execution by the King Shahriyar have become among the most popular in both Eastern and Western literature.The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Persian and Turkish folklore and literature In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Abbasid era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hez r Afs n A Thousand Tales , which in turn relied partly on Indian elements 2013 18 When I was a little girl my grandmother gave me a big, blue, cloth bound edition of this book It had the most exquisite coloured plates protected by tissue paper interleaved with the printed sheets It was the perfect storybook for a bookish, fanciful child living in an abusive home I spent a year reading this book Every night I would read it and disappear from all the fear and unpleasantness around me into this realm of people in exotic clothes who could do magic I cherished the book I took it everywhere It was never on display but always kept in the airing cupboard where it would be warm and dry view spoiler I think I got this from my father He used to read dirty books in the bath and leave them in the airing cupboard to dry out I read quite a lot of Miller, DH Lawrence etc that way hide spoiler The Tales Of Told By Shahrazad Over A Thousand And One Nights To Delay Her Execution By The Vengeful King Shahriyar Have Become Among The Most Popular In Both Eastern And Western Literature, As Recounted By Sir Francis Burton From The Epic Adventures Of Aladdin And The Enchanted Lamp To The Farcical Young Woman And Her Five Lovers And The Social Criticism Of The Tale Of The Hunchback , The Stories Depict A Fabulous World Of All Powerful Sorcerers, Jinns Imprisoned In Bottles And Enchanting Princesses But Despite Their Imaginative Extravagance, The Tales Are Anchored To Everyday Life By Their Realism, Providing A Full And Intimate Record Of Medieval Islam