Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Story in PDF, Kindle and Epub format is available on this page. This Middle Eastern folk story is one from “The Arabian Nights” or The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. In the eighteenth century a Frenchman Antoine Galland included it in the collection while before that it was not in the original work.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp summary
Aladdin a poor young guy lives somewhere in China. His father was dead. A magician from the Maghreb recruited him. The magician passes himself off as a close relative of the Aladdin’s late father. He persuades Aladdin and his mom of his cooperative attitude. He wants Aladdin to help him recover a wonderful lamp from a magical cave. But The magician cheats Aladdin and imprisons him in the cave.
At this point Aladdin loses hope, but luckily, he still has the magic ring the magician had temporarily given him. And when he unknowingly rubs the ring suddenly a genie shows up who gets him out from the cave. Now he can come back to his mom, who luckily still has the lamp. Now his mom wants to sell it. Though when she was cleaning the lamp, suddenly a big genie shows up who has been bound to obey the owner of the lamp.
With the help of the genie, Aladdin turns into a rich man. He weds his love, the daughter of the Sultan. The genie also builds them an awesome royal residence that is more splendid than the sultan’s palace.
The magician returns again
When the magician knows about Aladdin’s favorable luck, he returns and makes a plan to attain the lamp. He tricks Aladdin’s wife by offering her to replace “new lamps for old”. He succeeds because the Aladdin’s wife doesn’t aware of the lamp’s reality. Now upon his order genie takes Aladdin’s palace to his country.
Aladdin, who still has the enchanted ring, calls the lesser genie. But this genie is not able to undo the magic of the genie of the lamp. However he takes Aladdin to the Maghreb. And through the aid of the “woman’s wiles” of the princess he regains his lamp. He also kills the magician and restores his palace to its appropriate place.
Later the magician’s brother, who also has some evil powers comes to take his brother’s revenge. He disguises himself as an old lady, who has some healing powers. He successfully deceives Aladdin’s wife, who allows him to stay in their residence if there should be an occurrence of any illness. However the genie warns Aladdin about this who kills the fraud. In the end Aladdin also prevails Sultan’s royal position. So, they live cheerfully ever after.
Our thoughts on Aladdin and the magic lamp
This is a timeless story because of a few things that are still relevant to the present age. Such as just like today’s life people are measured not by their character, but rather by the wealth they have and the characters in the tale also do the same. The story teaches some profound lessons, for example, never abandon your dreams, or always try to accomplish your targets.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp download links
This classic work is available in the public domain. You can download it from the links below. Aladdin and the magic lamp source: Gutenberg.org