No library's complete without the classics! This edition collects the beloved tales of Arabian Nights, translated by Sir Richard Burton.
They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Sinbad the Sailor. Aladdin. These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike. A scholarly introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories. Arabian Nights is a compelling look at a long-gone culture–and the perfect addition to any home library.
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an renown British explorer, writer, translator, and linguist who is best known for his travels within Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Of his many achievements, one of his most recognizable contributions is a translation of One Thousand and One Nights, also commonly known as The Arabian Nights.