One Thousand and One Nights, Story Collection
(12th century)

Scheherazade and the Sultan
by Ferdinand Keller

Just the Facts:
  • Name: One Thousand and One Nights
  • Dates: 12th century
  • Place: India? The Middle East?
  • Language: Arabic, then French, then English; but perhaps many other languages before Arabic
  • What it is: story collection that may have started in India, then traveled through Persia into Arabic-speaking lands. It has taken many forms, throughout centuries, but this date is as good as any. The frame story is of the woman Scheherazade using "cliff-hangers" to keep the Sultan at bay for just one more night...
  • Included in lists (What's This?): LRP; HC; Bloom; GC

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