The Complete Fables (Penguin Classics)

The Complete Fables (Penguin Classics) by Aesop 0140446494 9780140446494
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In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox outwitted by a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise triumphing over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those who mock him. Each jewel-like fable provides a warning about the consequences of wrong-doing, as well as offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of the Ancient Greeks. This definitive edition is the first translation into English of the entire corpus of 358 unbowdlerized fables. It is full annotated, with an introduction that rescues the fables from a tradition of moralistic interpretation.      

Author: Aesop

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 96

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 1998-03-01


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