This is the essential one-volume edition of Tales from 1,001 Nights, drawn from the acclaimed landmark translation published in 3 volumes by Penguin Classics in 2008. It contains 'Aladdin', 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves', 'Sindbad the Sailor' and many others of the most enjoyable and beloved tales from the Arabian Nights.
This new translation was described as 'magnificent' and 'the most ambitious and thorough translation' in the Guardian and lauded in the Telegraph as 'outstanding'. The Sunday Times said 'The new Penguin edition is the one to have'.
Malcolm C. Lyons has been Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University, is a life Fellow of Pembroke College and a specialist in classical Arabic literature. Ursula Lyons, formerly an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Oriential Studies at Cambridge University and, since 1976, an Emeritus Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, specializes in modern Arabic literature. Robert Irwin is a novelist, publisher, Middle Eastern Editor of the TLS and author of The Arabian Nights: A Companion, among many other books.