The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights) Volume 12


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found, 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 twelfth of sixteen volumes translated by Richard Francis Burton and comprises a number of new tales and variants of earlier ones. (15 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Dedication: To Henry Irving, Esq. 1:16 Read by Paul Mazumdar
Al-Malik Al-Zahir Rukn Al-Din Bibars Al-Bundukdari and the Sixteen Cap… 22:07 Read by Sim
The Second Constable's History 6:13 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Third Constable's History 8:47 Read by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
The Fourth Constable's History 2:47 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Fifth Constable's History 3:12 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Sixth Constable's History 6:17 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Seventh Constable's History 7:47 Read by Brize C
The Eighth Constable's History (includes the Thief's Tale) 18:57 Read by Brize C
The Ninth Constable's History 9:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Tenth Constable's History 4:39 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Eleventh Constable's History 7:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Twelfth Constable's History 3:09 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Thirteenth Constable's History 3:32 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Fourteenth Constable's History (includes the Merry Jest of a Clever Thief a… 7:48 Read by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
The Fifteenth Constable's History 5:31 Read by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
The Sixteenth Constable's History 2:41 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Tale of Harun Al-Rashid and Abdullah bin Nafi 8:26 Read by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
The Tale of the Damsel Tohfat al-Kulub and the Caliph Harun al-Rashid Part 1 17:50 Read by fluffypinka
The Tale of the Damsel Tohfat al-Kulub and the Caliph Harun al-Rashid Part 2 27:34 Read by Trish Rutter
The Tale of the Damsel Tohfat al-Kulub and the Caliph Harun al-Rashid Part 3 23:52 Read by Jim Locke
The Tale of the Damsel Tohfat al-Kulub and the Caliph Harun al-Rashid Part 4 22:56 Read by Devorah Allen
The Tale of the Damsel Tohfat al-Kulub and the Caliph Harun al-Rashid Part 5 19:02 Read by Nicoleca
The Tale of the Damsel Tohfat al-Kulub and the Caliph Harun al-Rashid Part 6 22:16 Read by Brize C
Women's Wiles 5:50 Read by shahd
The One Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Night 7:23 Read by Brize C
The One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Night 4:59 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Two Hundredth Night 4:37 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Nur Al-Din Ali of Damascus and the Damsel Sitt Al-Milah Part 1 18:42 Read by Brize C
Nur Al-Din Ali of Damascus and the Damsel Sitt Al-Milah Part 2 24:30 Read by Brize C
Nur Al-Din Ali of Damascus and the Damsel Sitt Al-Milah Part 3 18:17 Read by Brize C
Nur Al-Din Ali of Damascus and the Damsel Sitt Al-Milah Part 4 18:44 Read by Brize C
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 1 22:37 Read by Annie Mars
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 2 25:56 Read by Annie Mars
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 3 23:13 Read by Annie Mars
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 4 25:10 Read by Annie Mars
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 5 19:16 Read by Annie Mars
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 6 22:42 Read by Annie Mars
Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and His Daughter with the Son of King Al-'Abbás Part 7 10:18 Read by Annie Mars
Shahrazad and Shahryar 2:08 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Tale of the Two Kings and the Wazir's Daughters 19:28 Read by Brize C
The Concubine and the Caliph 8:57 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Concubine of Al-Maamun 12:55 Read by Sim
The Sleeper and the Waker 12:00 Read by Brize C
The Ten Wazirs; or the history of King Azadbakht and his Son 4:42 Read by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
The Story of King Dadbin and his Wazirs 4:09 Read by Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
The Story of Aylan Shah and Abu Tammam 2:56 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Story of King Sulayman Shah and his Niece 11:45 Read by Kymberli Welch
Firuz and his Wife 4:58 Read by Alan Mapstone
King Shah Bakht and his Wazir Al-Rahwan 6:57 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Art of Enlarging Pearls 6:38 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Singer and the Druggist Part 1 28:01 Read by Brize C
The Singer and the Druggist Part 2 24:37 Read by Brize C
The King who Kenned the Quintessence of Things Part 1 14:55 Read by Derek Trial
The King who Kenned the Quintessence of Things Part 2 16:03 Read by Derek Trial
The Prince Who Fell in Love with the Picture 5:17 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Fuller, His Wife, and the Trooper 10:46 Read by RedLily
The Tale of the Simpleton Husband 1:27 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Tale of the Three Men and our Lord Isa 1:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Melancholist and the Sharper Part 1 12:56 Read by Brize C
The Melancholist and the Sharper Part 2 14:49 Read by Brize C
The Tale of the Devout Woman Accused of Lewdness 1:24 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Weaver who Became a Leach by Order of his Wife 11:34 Read by Mike Atkinson
The Story of the King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife and Wealth Part 1 23:32 Read by Diane Castillo
The Story of the King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife and Wealth Part 2 15:20 Read by Derek Trial
The Story of the King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife and Wealth Part 3 5:09 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Story of the King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife and Wealth Part 4 14:07 Read by Derek Trial
The Story of the King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife and Wealth Part 5 17:59 Read by Derek Trial
The Story of the King Who Lost Kingdom, Wife and Wealth Part 6 18:17 Read by Derek Trial
Al-Malik Al-Zahir and the Sixteen Captains of Police 9:36 Read by Larry Wilson
The Tale of the Damsel Tuhfat Al-Kulub 1:31 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Women's Wiles 20:14 Read by Sindu Ravindran
Nur Al-Din and the Damsel Sitt Al-Milah 1:39 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Tale of King Ins Bin Kays and his Daughter 1:15 Read by Alan Mapstone
Firuz and his Wife 1:58 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Singer and the Druggist 4:04 Read by Alan Mapstone
The Fuller, his Wife and the Trooper 15:22 Read by justforfun123