Aladdin's palace, roc's egg and all,

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Have a Change

The Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights (Search) was one of David's and Dickens's favorite childhood books. A sorcerer, a jinn or genie, a magic ring, a magic lamp, a fabulous palace, and a poor, none too industrious boy named Aladdin, who stumbles upon the lamp. The roc is the huge mythical bird first mentioned in Marco Polo's travels. 

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