The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Volume 01

ANONYMOUS ( - ), translated by Dr. Jonathan SCOTT (1754 - 1829)

The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife's infidelity executes her and then declares all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Scheherazade agrees to marry him and each night, beginning on the night of their marriage, she tells the king a tale but does not end it so that the king keeps her alive in order to hear the next tale. The stories proceed from this original tale; some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord. Some editions contain only a few hundred tales, while others include 1001 or more stories and "nights." Well known stories from the Nights include Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 The Publishers' Preface Tim Gregory
00:02:54
Play 01 The Arabian Nights Entertainments Lizzie Driver
00:36:22
Play 02 The Ass, the Ox, and the Labourer Paul Siegel
00:16:34
Play 03 The Merchant and the Genie Tim Gregory
00:14:32
Play 04 The Story of the First Old Man and the Hind Tim Gregory
00:12:47
Play 05 The Story of the Second old Man and the Two Black Dogs Ted Nugent
00:12:24
Play 06 The Story of the Fisherman Ted Nugent
00:22:06
Play 07 The Story of the Grecian King and the Physician Douban Tim Gregory
00:08:12
Play 08 The Story of the Husband and the Parrot Gesine
00:05:07
Play 09 The Story of the Vizier that was Punished chris tierney
00:30:48
Play 10 The History of the Young King of the Black Isles Lucy Lo Faro
00:30:25
Play 11 Story of the Three Calenders, Sons of Sultans; and of the Five Ladies of Bagdad John Pruden
00:40:17
Play 12 The History of the First Calender John Pruden
00:18:59
Play 13 The Story of the Second Calender Reynard T. Fox
00:28:38
Play 14 The Story of the Envious Man, and of him that he Envied marevalo
00:34:31
Play 15 The History of the Third Calender, part a Sandra Zera
00:30:20
Play 16 The History of the Third Calender, part b Lucy Lo Faro
00:34:17
Play 17 The Story of Zobeide hugh mac
00:25:27
Play 18 The Story of Amene Anne Cheng
00:21:38
Play 19 The Story of Sinbad the Voyager Lucy Lo Faro
00:07:33
Play 20 The First Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:15:34
Play 21 The Second Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:15:11
Play 22 The Third Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:20:11
Play 23 The Fourth Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:23:13
Play 24 The Fifth Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:13:36
Play 25 The Sixth Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:20:49
Play 26 The Seventh and Last Voyage Lucy Lo Faro
00:17:01
Play 27 The Three Apples tipaew
00:10:29
Play 28 The Story of the Lady who was Murdered, and of the Young Man her Husband John Rose
00:13:41
Play 29 The Story of Noor ad Deen Ali and Buddir ad Deen Hossun, part a Zapo
00:44:31
Play 30 The Story of Noor ad Deen Ali and Buddir ad Deen Hossun, part b Jonathan Feldman
00:35:15
Play 31 The Story of Noor ad Deen Ali and Buddir ad Deen Hossun, part c Lars Rolander
00:38:07
Play 32 The History of Ganem, Son of Abou Ayoub, and Known by the Surname of Love's Slave, part a Jon Scott Jones
00:36:55
Play 33 The History of Ganem, Son of Abou Ayoub, and Known by the Surname of Love's Slave, part b Jon Scott Jones
00:35:42
Play 34 The History of Ganem, Son of Abou Ayoub, and Known by the Surname of Love's Slave, part c Jon Scott Jones
00:35:24