The Arabian Nights (Google eBook)

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George Fyler Townsend
Frederick A. Stokes, 1891
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Curious little stories that just blend into each other sometimes.
Some stories are better put together and some are actually entertaining. I profess that most of the book was rather drab save for Ali Babi, Aladdin and other stories that begin the novel.

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i luv aladdin. i wasn't aware that the story of aladdin came about from the arabian night until recently. : 0

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Contents

II
11
III
18
IV
26
V
31
VI
34
VII
38
VIII
42
IX
45
XVIII
131
XIX
141
XX
150
XXI
189
XXII
222
XXIII
243
XXIV
281
XXV
334

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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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