How many tales would you care to hear before bedtime? Apparently, not so many as the king Shahriyar follows - each night Shaherezade is supposed to tell him a story which she weaves into the other next night. The point is, she must delay the ending every time for tomorrow to keep the king in suspense and not to be executed. That is how One Thousand and One Nights book has appeared - it a lush and enchanting series of connected tales which intertwine and create one rich, alluring fairy web sparking with mysterious heroes and oriental miracles! Smart pets and wild animals, Sinbad voyages, good and bad brothers, slaves and beautiful eastern ladies all awaiting for the reader in exactly 1000 and 1 unique story filled with odour of oriental spices, desert sun and unimaginable treasures. The multi-layered narration in the work creates the impression of involvement and intrique. No wonder every night the king asked for more tales! And the wise Shaherezade tied his attention with unusual plots and funny, close-to-reality, characters. These wonderful stories often contain piquant, purely Eastern humour and witty remarks which show the richness of the Arabic folklore. Each reader will find something to his taste in these appealing stories - drama and jokes, romance and horror stories, fantasy and even poetry! Truly, the hospitable doors of the Eastern culture are opened before in the picturesque and witty One Thousand and One Nights!