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Aesop

Author of The Complete Fables

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About the Author

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various show more times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Aesop

The Complete Fables (0600) — Author — 3,590 copies
The Aesop for Children (1919) 2,843 copies
Aesop's Fables (0564) 716 copies
The Fables of Aesop (1981) 254 copies
Aesop's Fables (0006) 205 copies
Treasury of Aesop's Fables (1973) 176 copies
The Tortoise and the Hare (1985) 111 copies
Aesop's Fables (2012) 78 copies
The Fables of Aesop (1995) 42 copies
Aesop's Fables (2011) 39 copies
The Ant and the Grasshopper (2010) 37 copies
Aesop's Fables (1995) 35 copies
Aesop's Fables (1989) 34 copies
Aesop's Fables (2012) 31 copies
12 fables of Aesop (1954) 30 copies
Aesop's Fables (2015) 30 copies
Fables 27 copies
Aesop's Fables (1985) 26 copies
Faules I (1984) 23 copies
Fables (1984) 20 copies
The Fables of Aesop (1931) 20 copies
The Wind and the Sun (1992) 20 copies
Aesop's Fables (2005) 20 copies
Aesop's fables (2009) 19 copies
Treasury of Æsop's fables (2014) 19 copies
Aesop's Fables (1992) 19 copies
Aesop's Fables (2016) 18 copies
The Tortoise and the Hare (2015) 18 copies
Aesop's fables 17 copies
Aesop's Fables (2023) 17 copies
Aesop's Fables (2010) 16 copies
Aesop's Fables (1979) 16 copies
Fables (1995) 16 copies
Aesop's Fables (2008) 16 copies
Aisopoksen tarinoita (1975) 15 copies
Favole (1995) 15 copies
The fables of Aesop (1975) 15 copies
Aesop's Fables (2017) 15 copies
Fables 15 copies
The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2010) 14 copies
Aesop's Fables (1968) 13 copies
Aesop's Fables (Everystory) (1998) 13 copies
Fábulas (1998) 12 copies
FABULAS VIDA DE ESOPO (2000) 12 copies
Fábulas 11 copies
Aesop's fables 11 copies
Favole (1973) 11 copies
Aesop's Fables (2011) 11 copies
Aesop's Fables (2009) 10 copies
Aesop's Fables (2020) 10 copies
Aesop's Fables (1996) 10 copies
More Aesop's Fables (1966) 10 copies
Aesop's Fables (2011) 10 copies
The Fables of Aesop (1986) 9 copies
Classics Illustrated #26: Aesop's Fables (1990) — Original author — 9 copies
Faules (II) 9 copies
Favole di Esopo (1998) 9 copies
Favole (1995) 8 copies
Fables (1989) 8 copies
Aesop's Fables (2005) 8 copies
Caxton's Aesop (1967) 8 copies
Favole 8 copies
Aesop's Fables (2008) 8 copies
Favole di Esopo (1994) 7 copies
La liebre y la tortuga (1990) 7 copies
Fábulas esópicas (1999) 7 copies
Fabels van Aesopus (2000) 7 copies
Aesops Fables (1983) 7 copies
The Fox and the Grapes (2010) 7 copies
Aesop's Fables (1982) 7 copies
Aesop's Fables (1974) 7 copies
Fables: Selection (1984) 6 copies
Aesop's Fables (1964) 6 copies
Favole (2007) 6 copies
Ezopovy bajky (1998) 6 copies
Stadtmaus & Feldmaus (2011) 6 copies
Fábulas (2006) 6 copies
Favole 5 copies
Aesop's Fables (2020) 5 copies
The Fox and the Stork (2012) 5 copies
Aesop's Fables (2005) 5 copies
Favole (1990) 5 copies
Timeless Fables (1981) 4 copies
Favole. Ediz. speciale: 1 (2016) 4 copies
Esopo: Fábulas Completas (2002) 4 copies
Fables (1977) 4 copies
Fables (1971) 4 copies
Favole esopiche — Author — 4 copies
Fables of Aesop (2003) 4 copies
Aesop’s Fables (1968) 4 copies
Aesop's Fables (2009) 4 copies
Fábulas completas (1984) 4 copies
Still More Aesop's Fables (1966) 4 copies
Fábulas escogidas (1994) 3 copies
FÁBULAS 3 copies
Le favole di Esopo (2014) 3 copies
Aesop's Fables (2012) 3 copies
Fabulas Clasicas (1997) 3 copies
FABULAS DE ESOPO (2013) 3 copies
Fabulas (Spanish Edition) (1999) 3 copies
Caxton's Aesop 3 copies
Aesop fables 3 copies
The Dog and the Shadow (2012) 3 copies
Esops Fables (2015) 3 copies
Aisopos Masallari (2005) 3 copies
Masallar 3 copies
Fables (2001) 3 copies
Fables (2014) 3 copies
135 μύθοι του Αισώπου (2007) — Author — 3 copies
Басни (1999) 3 copies
Fables 3 copies
Aesop's Fables (2012) 3 copies
Bajky (1993) 3 copies
The Wolf and the Crane (2020) 2 copies
Aisopoksen sadut (1976) 2 copies
Aisopos fabler (1980) 2 copies
Fables 2 copies
Fábulas (1983) 2 copies
Aesop's Fables 2 copies
Aesop's Fables (2014) 2 copies
The Greedy fox (1993) 2 copies
Aesop's Fables 2 copies
50 fabler (1970) 2 copies
The Ant and the Cricket (2002) 2 copies
Aesopica (1980) 2 copies
Wolf! Wolf! (1988) 2 copies
Aisopose valmid (2005) 2 copies
More Aesop's Fables (1966) 2 copies
Le Lion et la souris (2000) 2 copies
The Fables of Aesop (1975) — Author — 2 copies
The Sick Stag 2 copies
Aesop's Fables (1972) 2 copies
Aesop's Fables (2011) 2 copies
Aesop's Fables (2014) 2 copies
Ezop Masallari 2 copies
Suur valmiraamat (2006) 2 copies
TOWN MOUSE AND COUNTRY MOUSE. (1996) — Author — 2 copies
Fabulas (2014) 2 copies
Æsops fabler 2 copies
Ngụ ngôn Aesop (2015) 2 copies
Favole a catena 2 copies
Hare and the Tortoise (2000) 2 copies
La cigarra y la hormiga (2021) 2 copies
Tho va Rua 2 copies
Fabulas de Esopo (1976) 2 copies
De leeuw en de muis (2000) 2 copies
Le favole di Esopo (1989) 2 copies
Aesop's Falables (1969) 2 copies
Fabeln griechisch-deutsch (2005) 2 copies
Æsop's fables 2 copies
Fabulas de Esopo y mas (1999) 2 copies
Fábulas completas (1998) 2 copies
FABULAS DE ESOPO, LAS. (2010) 2 copies
Aesop's Fables 2 copies
aesop's fables 2 copies
Zorro y la cabra, El (2016) 2 copies
aesops fables 2 copies
Classic Fables (1981) 2 copies
Caxton's Aesop (2013) 2 copies
Ésope Fables 2 copies
Les fables d'Esope (1994) 1 copy
Basne 1 copy
Ezopove basne (2009) 1 copy
Ezopove bájky (2015) 1 copy
MASALLAR (2003) 1 copy
Fablas 1 copy
Le ‰favole (1983) 1 copy
Le mie favole di Esopo (2014) 1 copy
De fabels van Aesopus (1975) 1 copy
Esops fabler 1 copy
FAULES II (1989) 1 copy
mythoi / μύθοι (2006) 1 copy
Aisopos fabler (2017) 1 copy
Le più belle favole (2010) 1 copy
Fábulas (2013) 1 copy
Favole di Esopo (2013) 1 copy
Favole (2010) 1 copy
Lefavole di Esopo (1991) 1 copy
Favole (2002) 1 copy
Fábulas (1982) 1 copy
Fábulas de Esopo (1914) 1 copy
FAVOLE 1 copy
Las fabulas de Esopo (2016) 1 copy
Le più belle fiabe (1997) 1 copy
Fábulas de oro (2001) 1 copy
Les plus belles fables d'Ésope (2020) — Author — 1 copy
Aesop's Fables (1900) 1 copy
Äsopi valme 1 copy
Aesop's Fables (2016) 1 copy
The Baby's Own Aesop (2011) 1 copy
The Raven and the Fox (1988) 1 copy
Aesop's Fables (2017) 1 copy
Waiting 1 copy
Gem of Aesop's Fables (2007) 1 copy
Gesammelte Fabeln (2010) 1 copy
Fables 1 copy
Ech va bo 1 copy
Ga va Cao 1 copy
300 Æsop's Fables (0006) 1 copy
Esopia 1 copy
Fabule De Esop (2020) 1 copy
Æsops Fabler 2 (2018) 1 copy
Tyve fabler (1981) 1 copy
Aesop’s Fables (2012) 1 copy
50 Aesop's Fables (2004) 1 copy
The Fables 1 copy
Aesop (2016) 1 copy
Esopus 1 copy

Associated Works

The Lion & the Mouse (2009) 3,095 copies
A Bug's Life [1998 film] (1998) — Original story — 725 copies
The Tortoise and the Hare (2013) 628 copies
Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children (1988) — Contributor — 485 copies
A Child's Book of Stories (1986) — Contributor — 363 copies
In the Nursery (1932) — Contributor — 287 copies
Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology of Aesop's Fables (2004) — Author, some editions — 260 copies
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contributor — 241 copies
Aesop's Fables (Great Illustrated Classics) (1994) — Contributor — 209 copies
Once Upon a Time: The Fairy Tale World of Arthur Rackham (1972) — Contributor — 119 copies
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Apes of Wrath (2013) — Contributor — 66 copies
The Tortoise or the Hare? (2010) — Creator — 58 copies
Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper? (2003) — Creator — 48 copies
Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse? (2003) — Creator — 46 copies
A Golden Land (1958) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Mammoth Book of Cats (1999) — Contributor, some editions — 40 copies
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (1952) — Contributor — 32 copies
Who's Got Game? Poppy or the Snake? (2003) — Creator — 25 copies
Komt een Griek bij de dokter humor in de oudheid (2007) — Contributor — 25 copies
The Sly Cormorant and the Fishes (Kestrel Books) (1977) — Contributor — 16 copies
A Kaleidoscope of Fairies & Fables (1988) — Contributor — 7 copies
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Contributor — 5 copies
Tortoise Wins by a Hare [1943 short film] (1943) — Original story — 3 copies
Golden Yeggs [1950 short film] (1950) — Original story — 3 copies
Tortoise Beats Hare [1941 short film] (1941) — Orignial story — 3 copies
Sniffles Takes a Trip [1940 short film] (1940) — Original story — 3 copies
Rabbit Transit [1947 short film] (1947) — Original story — 3 copies
Three Little Wolves [1936 short film] (1936) — Original story — 2 copies
The Tortoise and the Hare [1935 short film] (1935) — Original story — 2 copies
Toby Tortoise Returns [1936 short film] (1936) — Original story — 2 copies
The Grasshopper and the Ants [1934 short film] (1934) — Original story — 2 copies
Karvatassujen jäljillä : Satuja eläimistä (1996) — Contributor — 2 copies
The Mirror or the Glass? (Who's Got Game?) (2004) — Creator — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Αἴσωπος
Other names
Æsop
Aisopos
Aisōpos
Birthdate
c. 620 BCE
Date of death
564 BCE
Gender
male
Nationality
Greece
Country (for map)
Greece
Birthplace
Mesembria
Place of death
Delphi, Gwlad Groeg
Places of residence
Samos, in ancient Greece
Occupations
chwedleuwr
caethwas
Short biography
Aesop is a legendary figure. The earliest still-existing biography, from Roman imperial times, is a fabricated romance.

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Fairy Tales
 
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BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
There are some books I’ve been aware of since childhood; this is one of them. Recently, I asked myself if I could recall ever having read it from start to finish. So I gave it a try. These are charming tales, some of which suffer from overexposure. I was interested to see the fox featured in many of them, the relatively powerless creature who has to live by his wits. An appropriate stand-in for the fabulist and his listeners.
There are also many tales warning against the danger of trying to pass yourself off as something you’re not. I guess the big bluff is not only a modern plague.
The translation offered here is agreeably colloquial and appropriate for passing on these common-sense bits of folk wisdom.
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HenrySt123 | 49 other reviews | Feb 11, 2024 |
I received a copy of this book for free for promotional purposes.

This was such a lovely collection of fables! I loved so many of them that I started writing down the ones I liked, but had to stop because there were way too many. By the time I stopped, the list was at 60 (for reference there are 487 fables and I stopped my list around the 250 mark).

I enjoyed the fables and the morals/lessons they displayed. Many of them resonated with me and made me stop and think. There were some repeat fables (the same story with the same characters and morals just written slightly different), but as a whole it was an expansive collection.

I also enjoyed the introduction that gave some background into the fables, where they came from, and who Aesop was.

Additionally, this edition is absolutely stunning. It’s leather bound with gold edges and a ribbon bookmark. It also has illustrations, which I also liked. They were so cute!

Overall, I’m really glad I finally read this!
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