The Arabian Nights "Is it possible , that by telling this tales , one might indeed save one's self ?"
The character , Scheherzade thought so . In fact , she tells each of the Arabian Night tales in order to survive a little longer at the mercy of her listener , the Sultan .
-The Arabian Nights stories are some of the world's great treasures . They have existed for thousands od years , consisting of tales told in Persia , Arabia , India and Asia . The Arabian Nights (also known as the 1001 Arabian Nights) have inspired writers the world over with the ancient power of story.
-There are versions of these stories In many languages and they all convey the great sense of adventure , truth , fantastic imagination , justice and faith embodied by the great civilizations that contributed stories and ideas to the collection.
-The Arabian Nights include fairy tales , fables , romances , farces , legends and parables .
The tales use a sweeping variety of settings includeing Baghdad , Basrah , Cairo and Damascus , as well as China , Greece , India , North Africa and Turkey .
-These stories form a powerful mental connection between the ancient civilizations of the East and those of the West . Moreso than any other piece of writing in history , these stories illustrate that the minds of the East and of the West consider carefully the same subject matter .
-We offer here a selection of the Arabian Nights