“Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”
The story of Aladdin as it is usually depicted in the West has evolved from the original manuscripts. Many readers are surprised to find that there is not only a genie of the lamp but also a genie of the ring, and no magic carpet in the original.
The Arabian Nights, Lang translation
While adaptations of the stories in music, dance, theater and film are often presented for children, the stories were originally written for adults and include graphic violence and erotica. Andrew Lang adapted his 1918 The Arabian Nights Entertainments for more delicate sensibilities.
Journal of the 1001 Nights
Michael Lundell, a PhD student in Literature working on the 1001 Nights has compiled numerous articles, reviews and links for the Nights, including a tremendous collections of video clips.