The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01

ANONYMOUS ( - ), translated by Richard Francis BURTON (1821 - 1890)

This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the first of sixteen volumes translated by Burton.


(Based on Wikipedia article)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Group: Thousand Nights and a Night

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Section One Peter Yearsley
00:33:54
Play 02 Section Two Gesine
00:40:42
Play 03 Section Three hefyd
00:38:00
Play 04 Section Four hefyd
00:32:25
Play 05 Section Five hefyd
00:39:35
Play 06 Section Six hefyd
00:35:03
Play 07 Section Seven Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
00:35:58
Play 08 Section Eight Ransom
00:34:59
Play 09 Section Nine Anna Simon
00:37:37
Play 10 Section Ten Kalynda
00:31:19
Play 11 Section Eleven Kalynda
00:34:28
Play 12 Section Twelve hefyd
00:34:10
Play 13 Section Thirteen hefyd
00:37:47
Play 14 Section Fourteen Priya, India
00:34:29
Play 15 Section Fifteen R. S. Steinberg
00:37:09
Play 16 Section Sixteen hefyd
00:34:36
Play 17 Section Seventeen hefyd
00:30:18
Play 18 Section Eighteen hefyd
00:34:12
Play 19 Section Nineteen hefyd
00:34:39
Play 20 Section Twenty hefyd
00:36:12
Play 21 Section Twenty-One Melissa
00:33:34
Play 22 Section Twenty-Two CalmDragon
00:40:40
Play 23 Section Twenty-Three Peter Yearsley
00:37:54