One Thousand and One Nights

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One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights is a medieval Middle-Eastern literary work that consists of a number of stories being told by Queen Scheherazade to her mad husband, King Shahryar.

Frame Story

  • "[Scheherazade] possessed courage, wit, and penetration. She had read much, and had so admirable a memory, that she never forgot any thing she had read. She had successfully applied herself to philosophy, medicine, history, and the liberal arts; and her poetry excelled the compositions of the best writers of her time. Besides this, she was a perfect beauty, and all her accomplishments were crowned by solid virtue."[1]

The History of Aladdin

  • "Who will change old lamps for new ones? New lamps for old?"

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

  • "Open Sesame!"

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