The 1001 Nights
The Thousand and One Nights is probably one of the most famous books in the world. It is a collection of stories first told by travellers from Persia, Arabia, India and China between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. In later years professional storytellers also told the stories in coffee houses in Turkey, Egypt and many other countries. The Thousand and One Nights contains well-known stories like Aladdin and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, so people often think they are just for children- but they were originally for adults.