One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights is one of the most famous collections of fairy tales and short stories of the Arab East. These stories were told by the wise Scheherazade to the Persian ruler Shahryār during their wedding nights. According to the legend, Shahryār got disappointed in women, so he spent every night with a new girl, and then executed her in the morning. But Scheherazade always told him a story that would stop in the morning at the most interesting point, that is why Shahryār postponed her execution every time. This edition was compiled by Richard Burton, a translator and traveler from Great Britain. Arabian Nights was first published under his editorship in 1885.