I've read a few tales of the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights in English. My favorite is the story about the sisters who envied.
It's about two sisters who were jealous of their youngest sister who became the Queen of Persia by marrying the King. They were so jealous that they took away the Queen's three children as soon as they were born and sent them away in a basket in the river. The King punished and sent away the Queen for not bearing him children and the sisters were happy.
Eventually though, the children are raised by a gardener and the King finds out that they are his children. He brings them back to his Kingdom.
I really like this story because it helps me visualize and learn about what life was like in Medieval Persia. There is also a great lesson to be taken, that evil plans will eventually fail and everyone will get their due.
There are many more Arabian Nights tales and I hope to get to read them all eventually.
Anyone else a fan of Arabian Nights' stories? Which is your favorite?