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Shahrazad relating a story to the Sultan
Tell me what thou dost want of me; here am I, thy slave, and the slave of him who holdeth the Lamp.
—’Ala-ed-Din and the Wonderful Lamp
One of the Jann
Harvard Classics, Vol. 16
 
Stories from the Thousand and One Nights
 
Translated by Edward William Lane
Revised by Stanley Lane-Poole
 
The desperate entertainments of a wife delaying execution by her husband, this translation of 42 stories from a much larger collection has become the most well-known of folk tales for younger readers: Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, the Voyages of Sinbad, and Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
Introductory Note
Introduction
 
Nights 1–3
The Story of the Merchant and the Jinni
The Story of the First Sheykh and the Gazelle
The Story of the Second Sheykh and the Two Black Hounds
The Story of the Third Sheykh and the Mule
 
Nights 3–9
The Story of the Fisherman
The Story of King Yunan and the Sage Duban
The Story of the Husband and the Parrot
The Story of the Envious Wezir and the Prince and the Ghuleh
The Story of the Young King of the Black Islands
 
Nights 9–18
The Story of the Porter and the Ladies of Baghdad, and of the Three Royal Mendicants, Etc.
The Story of the First Royal Mendicant
The Story of the Second Royal Mendicant
The Story of the Envier and the Envied
The Story of the Third Royal Mendicant
The Story of the First of the Three Ladies of Baghdad
The Story of the Second of the Three Ladies of Baghdad
 
Nights 24–32
The Story of the Humpback
The Story Told by the Christian Broker
The Story Told by the Sultan’s Steward
The Story Told by the Jewish Physician
The Story Told by the Tailor
The Barber’s Story of Himself
The Barber’s Story of His First Brother
The Barber’s Story of His Second Brother
The Barber’s Story of His Third Brother
The Barber’s Story of His Fourth Brother
The Barber’s Fifth Brother
The Barber’s Story of His Sixth Brother
 
Nights 32–36
The Story of Nur-Ed-din and Enis-El-Jelis
 
Nights 537–566
The Story of Es-Sindibad of the Sea and Es-Sindibad of the Land
The First Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
The Second Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
The Third Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
The Fourth Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
The Fifth Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
The Sixth Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
The Seventh Voyage of Es-Sindibad of the Sea
 
Nights 566–578
The Story of the City of Brass
 
Nights 738–756
The Story of Jullanar of the Sea
 
Appendix
The Story of ‘Ala-ed-Din and the Wonderful Lamp
Paras. 1–24
Paras. 25–49
Paras. 50–74
Paras. 75–103
The Story of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves


 
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