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Tales from 1,001 Nights

Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other Favourites

Anonymous, Malcolm C. Lyons (Translated by), Ursula Lyons (Translated by), Robert Irwin (Introduction by), Robert Irwin (Notes by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Abridged (12/10/2019)
Hardcover (2/22/2011)


Now in paperback: the best-loved tales from the acclaimed new translation

This is the essential one-volume edition of The Arabian Nights, abridged from the celebrated new three-volume translation. Included are the timeless and unforgettable stories of Aladdin, Ali Baba and the forty thieves, Sinbad the Sailor, and many others, in a handy companion to the landmark translation described a "the most ambitious and thorough" by The Guardian (London).

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Praise For Tales from 1,001 Nights: Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other Favourites

“For the past decade, Penguin has been producing handsome hardcover versions of their classics (…) both elegant and quirky in shocks of bright color” 
The New York Times

Penguin Classics, 9780141191669, 528pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

About the Author

Malcolm C. Lyons has been Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University, is a life Fellow of Pembroke College and a specialist in classical Arabic literature.

Ursula Lyons, formerly an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Oriential Studies at Cambridge University and, since 1976, an Emeritus Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, specializes in modern Arabic literature.

Robert Irwin is a novelist, publisher, Middle Eastern Editor of the TLS and author of The Arabian Nights: A Companion, among many other books.