Tales from the Arabic — Complete
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Tales from the Arabic — Complete
By John Payne
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Table of Contents
  • TALES FROM THE ARABIC
    • VOLUME THE FIRST.
      • ASLEEP AND AWAKE[FN#1]
    • ASLEEP AND AWAKE[FN#1]
  • STORY OF THE LACKPENNY AND THE COOK.
  • THE KHALIF OMAR BEN ABDULAZIZ AND THE POETS.[FN#41]
  • EL HEJJAJ AND THE THREE YOUNG MEN.[FN#69]
  • HAROUN ER RESHID AND THE WOMAN OF THE BARMECIDES.[FN#84]
  • THE TEN VIZIERS; OR THE HISTORY OF KING AZADBEKHT AND HIS SON.[FN#94]
    • OF THE USELESSNESS OF ENDEAVOUR AGAINST PERSISTENT ILL FORTUNE.
  • OF LOOKING TO THE ISSUES OF AFFAIRS.
    • OF THE ADVANTAGES OF PATIENCE.
  • STORY OF ABOU SABIR.
    • OF THE ILL EFFECTS OF PRECIPITATION.
  • STORY OF PRINCE BIHZAD.
    • OF THE ISSUES OF GOOD AND EVIL ACTIONS.
  • STORY OF KING DADBIN AND HIS VIZIERS.
    • OF TRUST IN GOD.
  • STORY OF KING BEKHTZEMAN.
    • OF CLEMENCY.
  • STORY OF KING BIHKERD.
    • OF ENVY AND MALICE.
  • STORY OF ILAN SHAH AND ABOU TEMAM.
    • OF DESTINY OR THAT WHICH IS WRITTEN ON THE FOREHEAD.
  • STORY OF KING IBRAHIM AND HIS SON.
    • OF THE APPOINTED TERM,[FN#128] WHICH, IF IT BE ADVANCED, MAY NOT BE DEFERRED AND IF IT BE DEFERRED, MAY NOT BE ADVANCED.
  • STORY OF KING SULEIMAN SHAH AND HIS SONS.
    • OF THE SPEEDY RELIEF OF GOD.
  • STORY OF THE PRISONER AND HOW GOD GAVE HIM RELIEF.
  • JAAFER BEN YEHYA AND ABDULMEILIK BEN SALIH THE ABBASIDE.[FN#144]
  • ER RESHID AND THE BARMECIDES.[FN#152]
  • IBN ES SEMMAK AND ER RESHID.[FN#161]
  • EL MAMOUN AND ZUBEIDEH[FN#163]
  • EN NUMAN AND THE ARAB OF THE BENOU TAI.[FN#168]
  • FIROUZ AND HIS WIFE[FN#175]
  • KING SHAH BEKHT AND HIS VIZIER ER REHWAN.[FN#177]
  • STORY OF THE MAN OF KHORASSAN, HIS SON AND HIS GOVERNOR.
  • STORY OF THE SINGER AND THE DRUGGIST.
  • STORY OF THE RICH MAN WHO GAVE HIS FAIR DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE TO THE POOR OLD MAN.
  • STORY OF THE RICH MAN AND HIS WASTEFUL SON.
  • THE KING'S SON WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PICTURE.
  • STORY OF THE FULLER AND HIS WIFE.
  • STORY OF THE OLD WOMAN, THE MERCHANT AND THE KING.
  • STORY OF THE CREDULOUS HUSBAND
  • STORY OF THE UNJUST KING AND THE TITHER.
  • STORY OF DAVID AND SOLOMON.
  • STORY OF THE THIEF AND THE WOMAN.
  • STORY OF THE THREE MEN AND OUR LORD JESUS.
    • THE DISCIPLE'S STORY.
  • STORY OF THE DETHRONED KING WHOSE KINGDOM AND GOOD WERE RESTORED TO HIM.
  • STORY OF THE MAN WHOSE CAUTION WAS THE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH.
  • STORY OF THE MAN WHO WAS LAVISH OF HIS HOUSE AND HIS VICTUAL TO ONE WHOM HE KNEW NOT.
  • STORY OF THE IDIOT AND THE SHARPER.
  • STORY OF KHELBES AND HIS WIFE AND THE LEARNED MAN.
    • TALES FROM THE ARABIC
      • VOLUME THE SECOND.
    • VOLUME THE SECOND.
  • STORY OF THE PIOUS WOMAN ACCUSED OF LEWDNESS.
  • STORY OF THE JOURNEYMAN AND THE GIRL.
  • STORY OF THE WEAVER WHO BECAME A PHYSICIAN BY HIS WIFE'S COMMANDMENT.
  • STORY OF THE TWO SHARPERS WHO CHEATED EACH HIS FELLOW.
  • STORY OF THE SHARPERS WITH THE MONEY-CHANGER AND THE ASS.
  • STORY OF THE SHARPER AND THE MERCHANTS.
  • STORY OF THE HAWK AND THE LOCUST.
  • STORY OF THE KING AND HIS CHAMBERLAIN'S WIFE.
  • STORY OF THE OLD WOMAN AND THE DRAPER'S WIFE.
  • STORY OF THE FOUL-FAVOURED MAN AND HIS FAIR WIFE.
  • STORY OF THE KING WHO LOST KINGDOM AND WIFE AND WEALTH AND GOD RESTORED THEM TO HIM.
  • STORY OF SELIM AND SELMA.
  • STORY OF THE KING OF HIND AND HIS VIZIER.
  • SHEHRZAD AND SHEHRIYAR.
  • EL MELIK EZ ZAHIR RUKNEDDIN BIBERS EL BUNDUCDARI AND THE SIXTEEN OFFICERS OF POLICE.[FN#83]
  • THE FIRST OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE SECOND OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE THIRD OFFICER'S STORY
  • THE FOURTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE FIFTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE SIXTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE SEVENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE EIGHTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE THIEF'S STORY.
  • THE NINTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE TENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE ELEVENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE TWELFTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE THIRTEENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE FOURTEENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • A MERRY JEST OF A THIEF.
  • STORY OF THE OLD SHARPER.
  • THE FIFTEENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • THE SIXTEENTH OFFICER'S STORY.
  • ABDALLAH BEN NAFI AND THE KING'S SON OF CASHGHAR.[FN#157]
  • STORY OF THE DAMSEL TUHFET EL CULOUB AND THE KHALIF HAROUN ER RESHID.
    • NOTE.
  • WOMEN'S CRAFT.
    • TALES FROM THE ARABIC
      • VOLUME THE THIRD.
      • NOUREDDIN ALI OF DAMASCUS AND THE DAMSEL SITT EL MILAH.[FN#1]
    • VOLUME THE THIRD.
    • NOUREDDIN ALI OF DAMASCUS AND THE DAMSEL SITT EL MILAH.[FN#1]
  • EL ABBAS AND THE KING'S DAUGHTER OF BAGHDAD.[FN#46]
  • SHEHRZAD AND SHEHRIYAR.[FN#145]
  • THE TWO KINGS AND THE VIZIER'S DAUGHTERS.[FN#154]
  • THE FAVOURITE AND HER LOVER.[FN#174]
  • THE MERCHANT OF CAIRO AND THE FAVOURITE OF THE KHALIF EL MAMOUN EL HAKIM BI AMRILLAH.[FN#180]
  • SHEHRZAD AND SHEHRIYAR.
    • NOTE.
  • SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND HINDBAD THE PORTER.
  • THE SIXTH VOYAGE OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR.
  • SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND HINDBAD THE PORTER.
  • THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR.
  • NOTE.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE CALCUTTA (1839-42) AND BOULAC EDITIONS OF THE ARABIC TEXT OF THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE BRESLAU (TUNIS) EDITION OF THE ARABIC TEXT OF THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE UNFINISHED CALCUTTA (1814-18) EDITION (FIRST TWO HUNDRED NIGHTS ONLY) OF THE ARABIC TEXT OF THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT.
  • ALPHABETICAL TABLE OF THE FIRST LINES OF THE VERSE IN THE "TALES FROM THE ARABIC."
  • INDEX TO THE NAMES OF THE "TALES FROM THE ARABIC"
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