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One Thousand and One Nights

One Thousand and One Nights

Alternative Titles

English: One thousand and one nights
Synonyms: 1001 Nights, Cheonil Yahwa, A Night of a Thousand Dreams
Japanese: 천일야화

Information

Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: 2004 to 2007
Authors: Han, Seung-Hee (Art), Jeon, Jin-Seok (Story)
Serialization: None

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Popularity: #2911
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Synopsis

Everyone knows about the story of Shahrazad and her wonderful tales of the Arabian nights. For one thousand and one nights, she entertained the mad Sultan with the adventures of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, genies, and many other mystical creatures. But what if Shahrazad was actually a boy desperate to save his sister's life? What kind of strange things would he do to make sure that he survives to tell the tale? This new twist on one of the greatest classical folk tales just might keep you awake for another One Thousand and One Nights.

(Source: Yen Press)

Background

One Thousand and One Nights was published in English by Yen Press from December 28, 2005 to August 17, 2010.

Characters

Sehara
Sehara
Main
Shahryar
Shahryar
Main
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
Supporting
Fatima
Fatima
Supporting


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lera
Mar 7, 2010
I've always loved reading a classic with a twist. It's no wonder that I've fallen for One Thousand and One Nights. This manhwa takes the tale of Arabian Nights and creates a story filled with treachery and betrayal, hope and courage, and love and its power to heal.

Story:
The story follows a young sultan named Shahryar who proposes a terrifying ultimatum for all the young women called to his harem: if the girl is a virgin, she is to die by the hand of the sultan; if she is not, she is to die by the hand of a close male relative.
To Sehara's horror, read more
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Neiru2013
Apr 25, 2010
One Thousand and One Nights is unlike any other manga (or manhwa) you'll ever read. Not only is it set in the ancient Near East (a highly unusual location for a manga), but it also has stories within stories. A friend unfamiliar with the Sheherazade storytelling plot format asked me why they couldn't just skip the stories and get on with the main plot. I told them, "well then it wouldn't be 1001 Nights!" The stories ARE the plot, and I can't stress this enough. Both plot progression and character development take place through the stories. And what beautiful stories they are, ranging from folk read more
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IceAndCream
Sep 15, 2010
Do you enjoy one-shots, as well as longer series? Like shoujo or josei stories in a historical setting, and don't mind a bit of shounen-ai? Then you should probably take a look at 1001 Nights. Based off the format of the classic tale "Arabian Nights," the main story is set in the middle-east. Interspersed throughout are smaller tales, told by a storyteller.

Sehara is a feminine-looking young scholar, when his sister is summoned to spend the night with the sultan. Since the sultan kills each girl after a night with them, Sehara dresses as a woman and goes in her stead, read more
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neptuneskisses
Oct 17, 2014
Ooh this is a difficult one to rate! First off, the art is lovely, full of absolutely stunningly beautiful men (especially as the volumes go on) - sadly the historical real-life characters on which some of the stories are based probably didn't look quite so stunning....

There are some gripping stories in the mix here too although this is a bit more uneven IMHO. You're not always that invested in the characters of the stories - kind of inevitable when they're of short duration - and I found myself a little impatient at times to get back to the main story.

Sehara is a very sweet character, read more
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