The Arabian Nights - Andrew Lang

The Arabian Nights

By Andrew Lang

  • Release Date: 2012-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
The Arabian Nights book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 139 Ratings)

The Arabian Nights Andrew Lang Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah) is a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition (1706), which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment.

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User reviews about this book

  • A lazy translation

    1
    By Agahdbsb
    I am certain there are translations of this book that carry less racial trauma for readers of color. Many books carry racial biases that place Black people in inferior positions—especially old texts. However, there are other translations which do a better job at correcting the toxic verbiage of an old text while still carrying the same story, meaning, and impact. I suggest looking at other renditions of this story to evade internalizing less racism and colorism, regardless of the race you identify with.
  • Scheherazade

    4
    By Smoothn
    What an incredible gift of storytelling!
  • Good pleasant read

    5
    By TumbiWan
    Other translations seem to have a lot of formality and jargon. This one gets right down to storytelling for all ages. I disagree with some of the negative reviews. Yes its a classic work, but its a work of stories deigned to keep people interested. So here it is presented in a fun read! What more can you want!
  • Terrible translation

    1
    By 00egw
    This is a terrible "translation". It's more like the person read 1001 nights once then wrote a similar story, but made it a children's book. Highly un-recommended unless you want a bad abridged version.

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