The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments – Illustrated by Louis Rhead
First published in 1916, The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, is an English-translation of the One Thousand and One Nights. A wonderful anthology of South Asian and Middle Eastern folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. It was put together over hundreds of years by a variety of scholars, authors, and translators across Asia and North Africa, with the stories having roots in medieval Persian, Arabic, Mesopotamian, Jewish, Indian, and Egyptian folklore.
Contents include: “The Story of the Ass, the Ox, and the Laborer”, “The Story of the Merchant and the Genie”, “Story of the Blind Baba-Abdalla”, “The Story of King Shahriar and Sheherazade”, “The Little Hunchback”, “The Enchanted Horse”, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”, “The Story of the Husband and the Parrot”, and many more.
These Arabian Nights’ Entertainments are decorated with stunning illustrations by Louis Rhead, an English-born American artist and illustrator. These beautiful images further refine the enchanting storytelling – all presented together in this text. It is a book to be enjoyed by both young and old, a beautiful example of literary and artistic endeavour.