These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: a thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. Full of mischief, valour, ribaldry and romance, "The Arabian Nights" has enthralled readers for centuries. This volume contains the most famous and representative stories from Sir Richard F. Burton's multi volume translation, and, unlike many editions, is complete unexpurgated. These tales, including "Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp", "Sinbad the Sailor", and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", have entered into the popular imagination.
I am going to be honest about this book. It was pretty boring. The way it is written is very slow and unexciting. I barely got through it. The story themselves are great but it was hard to deal with language. If you have to read a classic I would not recommend this due to the incredible length and the boring language. It isn't bad necessarily it is just an acquired taste. I just don't have that taste.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys classic and old language. Just think Shakespeare without the play part. Good luck if you try to read this. I am accepting requests, so feel free to contact me.