The Complete Fables

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915781
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Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, who represented his masters in court and negotiations, and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. All these fables, full of humour, insight and savage wit, as well as many fascinating glimpses of ordinary life, have now been brought together for the first time in this definitive and fully annotated modern edition.

The Pancatantra

Author: Sarma
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780144000715
Format: PDF
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The Panchatantra started travelling from the land of its origin before 570 AD, as a version in 'Pehlevi'. Since then 200 versions have been executed in 50 languages.

Complete Fables of Aesop

Author: Aesop
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521321720
Format: PDF
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The Book comprises 357 fables of Aesop that are quite different from those versions freely available on the Internet in narrative and texts, they are simple in language and easy to understand. Each fable is Annotated with allegorical meaning that enlightens life wisdom. The Book is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller 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 media.

The Dolphins the Whales and the Gudgeon

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141398442
Format: PDF, ePub
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'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Aesop is believed to have lived in 6th century BC. Aesop's The Complete Fables is available in Penguin Classics.

Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140442892
Format: PDF
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A selection of the tales told by Shahrazad in an attempt to save her life, including "The Young Woman and Her Five Lovers", "The Fisherman and the Jinnee", "The Historic Fart", and "The Tale of Kafur the Black Eunuch".

La Fontaine

Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140443769
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Classic of French literature, brilliantly translated into English, features witty interpretations of 70 of Aesop's immortal Fables: "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "The Town Rat and the Country Rat," "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Hare and the Tortoise," and dozens more.

The Classic Treasury of Aesop s Fables

Author: Don Daily
Publisher: Running Press Kids
ISBN: 9780762428762
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get in step with the colorful animals that race, waddle, and leap through these pages! From a fast-footed monkey to a two-timing fox, each creature has a story to tell and a moral to teach. These famous tales tickle the imagination and teach simple truths, ones that children and adults face every day. Inside are twenty classic fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Passed from generation to generation, Aesop's best-loved fables are presented here with beautiful illustrations that bring these naughty, bold, brave, and lovable creatures to life.

The Portable Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440627248
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Portable Poe compiles Poe's greatest writings: tales of fantasy, terror, death, revenge, murder, and mystery, including "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the world's first detective story. In addition, this volume offers letters, articles, criticism, visionary poetry, and a selection of random "opinions" on fancy and the imagination, music and poetry, intuition and sundry other topics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Grimms Tales for Young and Old

Author: Brothers Grimm
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307788061
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For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems. “The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice