I read this based on the recommendation of kveto of prague. I wasn't disappointed. I will simply second everything she (?) said about the book.
I read this book because of the two positive reviews, and wasn't disappointed. It is extremely entertaining and satirical. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Arthur Train.
There are several references to Baghdad in these stories. Iraq was a part of ancient Persia. I fail to understand how then the book can be termed Arabian. I would think the original stories are Persian written in Farsi and then adopted in Arabic eventually due to their popularity.
This story is excellent. A creepy, Victorian gothic horror story. I'm glad there are more of these to read. Highly recommended.