Synopses & Reviews
After King Shahryar had his wife killed for cheating, he began to corrupt-then kill-one virgin a night, as revenge on womankind. Then he meets Scheherazade, who, night after night, saves her own life by telling him fantastical tales of genies, wishes, terror, and passion.
This collection of over 40 tales, including "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", and the Sinbad stories, is adapted directly from the unexpurgated 1886 10-volume translation by Sir Richard F. Burton. Line drawings.