The list author says: "The Arabian Nights has been a lifelong companion. I loved the stories as a kid, came to admire the ingenuity of the frame-story as an adultÂ… and happily admit that IÂ’ve long had a Â“literary crushÂ” on Scheherazade (itÂ’s all goodÂ… my wife has the hots for Mr. Darcy). HereÂ’s a list of great and not-so-great translations, literary criticism, analysis and various retellings of favorite stories. Get set for an incredible magic carpet ride!"
"This translation was an early one that first introduced the English speaking world to the Nights. Not a version to blow your socks off, but decent and it has a number of great "orphan tales" that purists don't translate."