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Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics) (edition 2002)

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An illustrated collection of more than 300 fables first told by the Greek slave Aesop.
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Title:Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics)
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Info:OUP Oxford (2002), Edition: New edition, 352 pages
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    The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights Giftset by Malcolm Lyons (TineOliver)
    TineOliver: Any selection (or the complete set) of the tales from the Arabian Nights would be a good complement to Aesop's fables. Although the tales from the nights are much longer and more detailed, they also contain moralistic stories, however these are based on Arabic traditions.… (more)
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    Pushkin's fairy tales by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin (Voracious_Reader)
    Voracious_Reader: Allegory and fables.
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    On the Shortness of Life [and other works] by Seneca (BeeQuiet)
    BeeQuiet: Though unsuitable for youngsters due to its basis in letter form as opposed to short fables, this is good for people wanting a different outlook on life. It can encourage tolerance to your own misfortune and an appreciation of other's.
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    Fables by Phaedrus (Anonymous user)
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Es dificil darle una puntuacion a un libro asi.
Me ha sorprendido la cantidad de fabulas que no conocia y que a la vez son relevantes hoy en dia.

Muchas de estas historias se las he ido contando a mi hijo y le ha gustado, y a mi me ha gustado tambien porque algunas de las morales como no mentir o tener buenos amigos son cosas que le quiero inculcar de todas formas. ( )
  trusmis | Sep 30, 2021 |
Aesop's Fables by Penguin Classics is a fable classic having some age old tales. Although the book is for children, but I could not resist reading it. Every story offers a moral which is much needed in today's world. The book is an inspiration and a light read too.

Read full review on bibliophileverse.blogspot.com ( )
  Sucharita1986 | Sep 25, 2021 |
It is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media.

The fables originally belonged to the oral tradition and were not collected for some three centuries after Aesop's death. By that time, a variety of other stories, jokes and proverbs were being ascribed to him, although some of that material was from sources earlier than him or came from beyond the Greek cultural sphere. The process of inclusion has continued until the present, with some of the fables unrecorded before the Late Middle Ages and others arriving from outside Europe. The process is continuous and new stories are still being added to the Aesop corpus, even when they are demonstrably more recent work and sometimes from known authors.

Manuscripts in Latin and Greek were important avenues of transmission, although poetical treatments in European vernaculars eventually formed another. On the arrival of printing, collections of Aesop's fables were among the earliest books in a variety of languages. Through the means of later collections, and translations or adaptations of them, Aesop's reputation as a fabulist was transmitted throughout the world.

Initially the fables were addressed to adults and covered religious, social and political themes. They were also put to use as ethical guides and from the Renaissance onwards were particularly used for the education of children. Their ethical dimension was reinforced in the adult world through depiction in sculpture, painting and other illustrative means, as well as adaptation to drama and song. In addition, there have been reinterpretations of the meaning of fables and changes in emphasis over time. ( )
  Marcos_Augusto | Aug 28, 2021 |
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  semoffat | Aug 5, 2021 |
The four year old LOVES Aesop's fables! We have a pop-up version, which helps, but he loves to hear the stories. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
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AesopusAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ashliman, D. L.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ceva Valla, ElenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chesterton, G. K.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Detmold, Edward JuliusIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Feldhūns, ĀbramsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gasparovs, MihailsAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Handford, S. A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holder, HediIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holzberg, NiklasEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoogstraten, David vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kredel, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manganelli, GiorgioIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mardersteig, GiovanniContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nieuwenhuizen, Johan vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
PhaedrusComposersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Phaedrussecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Plummer, W. KirtmanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Purmale, MaijaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Singer, Isaac BashevisIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Temple, OliviaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Temple, Robert K. G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tenniel, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tinkelman, MurrayIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Townsend, George FylerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vernon Jones, V. S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vianen, J. vanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Voskuhl, ThomasEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
So the tales were told age before Aesop;  and asses under lions' manes roared in Hebrew;  and sly foes flattered in Etruscan; and wolves in sheep's clothing gnashed their teeth in Sanskrit, no doubt. - Thackeray, The Newcomes
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A half-starved fox, who saw in the hollow of an oak-tree some bread and meat left there by shepherds, crept in and ate it.
--Handford translation (1964)
A WOLF, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him.
A cock was once strutting up and down the farmyard among the hens when suddenly he espied something shining amid the straw. - 1966 Schocken edition.
A hungry fox saw some fine bunches of grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis and did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air.
Popular stories of one sort and another have existed in every place and age; and since primitive man has usually lived in close contact with wild and domestic animals, it was natural for him to invent stories describing imaginary adventures of animals and to make them act and speak with motives and emotions proper to human beings.
--Handford translation (1964)
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Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
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Please note that this entry should be reserved for complete and unabridged collections of Aesop's fables only. (Please see Book Description for details!). Don't combine with retellings or volumes containing selected fables only!
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