Arabian Nights (Collins Classics), originally called One Thousand and One Nights, is a wonderful collection of folktales that have their origins in ancient Persia, India and Arabian countries. They have been passed on from one generation to the next. These stories were originally composed in Arabic and have been later translated into English. Perhaps the most popular translation is by Sir Richard Burton, which was initially released in a ten volume set.Arabian Nights (Collins Classics) has over thirty chapters, some of which contain more than one story. A few of the stories in the book are The Lady and Her Five Suitors, The Foolish Dominie, The Tale of The Simpleton Husband and The Lovers of Bassorah. The tales are filled with elements of love, comedy, tragedy and history.Arabian Nights (Collins Classics) also contains a list of phrases and words of classic literature. A few examples of such terms include bagatelle, ague and ambuscade. The definitions have been adapted from the Collins English Dictionary. There is also a section titled Life and Times and it provides an insight into the life of the author and the time of publication. This Collins Classics edition, published by Harper Press in 2011, is available in paperback. Key Features: Arabian Nights, Sir Richard Burton's version, was adapted into a television mini series by ABC Studios and BBC in 2000.