The surprising truth about Aladdin: how Frenchman’s lacklustre tale ended up in The Arabian Nights and became a gem

//The surprising truth about Aladdin: how Frenchman’s lacklustre tale ended up in The Arabian Nights and became a gem

The surprising truth about Aladdin: how Frenchman’s lacklustre tale ended up in The Arabian Nights and became a gem

Quick! Name a story from the The Arabian Nights. If you answered Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, as most people probably do, you’d be wrong – at least technically speaking. There is no evidence that this beloved classic, now usually encountered in nursery versions, or on film, was ever part of the original collection of Arabic stories known as Alf Layla wa-Layla, that is “A Thousand Nights and a Night”.What’s more, no early Arabic original has ever been found. Aladdin only exists today because of…

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