Aesop s Fables

Author: By Aesop
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736803516
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Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums. In Classical times there were various theorists who tried to differentiate these fables from other kinds of narration. They had to be short and unaffected; in addition, they are fictitious, useful to life and true to nature. In them could be found talking animals and plants, although humans interacting only with humans figure in a few. Typically they might begin with a contextual introduction, followed by the story, often with the moral underlined at the end. Setting the context was often necessary as a guide to the story's interpretation, as in the case of the political meaning of The Frogs Who Desired a King and The Frogs and the Sun. Sometimes the titles given later to the fables have become proverbial, as in the case of 'killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs or the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. In fact some fables, such as The Young Man and the Swallow, appear to have been invented as illustrations of already existing proverbs. One theorist, indeed, went so far as to define fables as extended proverbs. In this they have an aetiological function, the explaining of origins such as, in another context, why the ant is a mean, thieving creature. Other fables, also verging on this function, are outright jokes, as in the case of The Old Woman and the Doctor, aimed at greedy practitioners of medicine.

Aesop s Fables

Author: George Fyler Townsend
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425041752
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Aesop's ''Fables'' is regarded as the first book of juvenile literature. In these short tales the writer breathes life into the characters by endowing human qualities to animals. Written in a light-hearted tone, the writer ends each story on deep and profound moral. It is the most memorable collection of fables in world literature.

Aesop s Fables for Kids 18 Story

Author: chada wan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781721901784
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Aesop's Fables are mostly short animal stories with each fable ending with a moral advice. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. These stories teach moral lessons, often with animals. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition.

My First Aesop s Fables

Author: Martha Lightfoot
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781845392864
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Told in a simple and comic way, this work presents the fables with a box, oneucky duck, and characteristic artwork. Each fable has been chosen for itsccessibility to the very youngest reader, and includes favourites, such as "he Hare and the Tortoise", "The Fox and the Crow" and "The Lion and theouse".