Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating


3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In 1909, F. Marion Crawford was one of the most widely read novelists of the English-speaking world. His fame was such that when he became seriously ill in March of that year, his progress was reported on the front page of The New York Times on a daily basis for the last week of his life. His obituary spilled over onto page 2 of the Times. In the Italian village of Sant 'A...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 20th 2001 by Wildside Press (first published 1891)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Khaled, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Khaled

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 81)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Considering the extent of the 19th century obsession with The Mysterious East and the enormous vogue for orientalist art it’s perhaps surprising that there weren’t more novels using Arabian Nights-style settings. There was of course William Beckford’s Vathek, and there was also F. Marion Crawford’s Khaled: A Tale of Arabia.

Apart from a couple of much-anthologised short stories (notably For the Blood is the Life The works of the amazingly prolific American writer F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909) ar...more
Set in the world of the Arabian Nights, this is the story of a hard-working djinn named Khaled. He is so conscientious that, while watching the parade of princes and sultans seeking the hand of the lovely Princess Zehowah, he takes an Indian prince, who was about to win Zehowah’s hand in marriage, into the desert and kills him. Khaled’s punishment is mitigated by the fact the prince was not a Muslim, and would have treated Zehowah badly back home. He is sent to Earth as a man, and his task is to...more
Amber is currently reading it
Sep 08, 2014
Megan marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2014
JJ marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2014
Rich added it
Jun 20, 2014
Silvia-otilia Mihalcea
Silvia-otilia Mihalcea marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2014
Peter marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2014
Alec marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2014
Courtney marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2014
James Doto
James Doto marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2013
Nebby marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2013
Gabriel Knightley
Gabriel Knightley marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2013
Bon Vivant
Bon Vivant marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2013
Kafiye added it
Aug 08, 2013
Alan added it
Aug 02, 2013
Zarifa Mustafayeva
Zarifa Mustafayeva marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2013
Steven marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2013
Ghada marked it as to-read
May 15, 2013
K.S. Lewis
K.S. Lewis marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2013
De Kobold
De Kobold marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Upper Berth The Witch Of Prague & Other Stories (Tales Of Mystery & The Supernatural) For the Blood is the Life and Other Stories For The Blood Is The Life: An Uncanny Gothic Vampire Tale The Screaming Skull

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »