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The Harvard Classics: Folk-Lore and Fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen (1909)

by Charles William Eliot (Editor)

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Aesop was an African slave from the island of Samos, living in the 6th century BC. He fabled at a time when it was dangerous to speak. The habit of summing up the lesson in a "moral" at the end seems to be a convention introduced from India under the influence of Buddhist teachings.
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Eliot, Charles WilliamEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aesopsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersen, Hans Christiansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Jacobsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Wilhelmsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0766181812, Paperback)

Many tales have been collected and they are represented in the present volume by the household tales preserved by Grimm. Far earlier written down, but less primitive in kind, are the Aesopic Fables. Still more recent, both in kind and in date, are the Wonder stories of modern manufacture represented here by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen had a marvelous knack of entertaining children by repeating old folk tales of the type collected by Grimm; and his success in this led him on to attempt inventing new ones.

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.… (more)

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