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Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics) - Aesop, Laura Gibbs
Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics)
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The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of... show more
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199540754 (0199540756)
ASIN: 199540756
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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3.0 Aesop's Fables
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of pr...
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5.0 Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)
It's amazing how many of these very short tales have ingrained themselves so deep into our psyche as a society. While reading, you will be constantly surprised when a story pops up that you've always been familiar with, but were never really sure where it came from. For centuries, these simple stori...
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3.0 Aesop's Fables: [EasyRead Large Edition]
Tales with moral endings. Preparing those for the hard world. Each story has some familiar stories like Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. (Those are not the actual titles of the stories in the book) There are quite a few I did not know of like The Dolphin and The Lion which is ...
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4.0 Aesop's Fables (Puffin Classics)
Collections of these short tales with a moral were among the very first works--after the Bible--to be published on the printing press. It's amazing how many catch phrases come from these fables: Honesty is the best policy. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched. Look before you leap. Aesop...
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0.0 Picture Book Monday: September 2013
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown: I like Peter Brown’s books a lot, and his new one has a nice storyline that has a message without feeling too preachy. I also liked the artwork, which seemed a little Klassen-y (I mean that in the best way). Ike’s Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley: A story of cre...
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