The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة — kitāb ʾalf laylah wa-laylah; Persian: هزار و یک شب — hezār-o yek šab) is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars.John Payne's translation was originally published in 1882–4. This edition was published in 1901 in London.See also "Arabian Nights," in The New International Encyclopædia, New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. (1905)
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THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT: NOW FIRST COMPLETELY DONE INTO ENGLISH PROSE AND VERSE, FROM THE ORIGINAL ARABIC, BY JOHN PAYNE (AUTHOR OF “THE MASQUE OF SHADOWS,” “INTAGLIOS,” “SONGS OF LIFE AND DEATH,” “LAUTREC,” “THE POEMS OF MASTER FRANCIS VILLON OF PARIS,” “NEW POEMS,” ETC. ETC.). IN NINE VOLUMES.
LONDON PRINTED FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY 1901
Note: The front and back matter (preface, essay and index) are presented here as separate from the volumes. Inside each volume, the original contents, as printed, are available. For convenience, the full contents, without any separation by volumes are also provided at the end. (Wikisource contributor note)