Aesop's Illustrated Fables

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Barnes & Noble, Incorporated, 2013 - Fables, Greek - 456 pages
Aesop's Illustrated Fables features more than 400 fables, beautifully illustrated with engravings and color plates by Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane and Ernest Griset. It includes all of the classic fables whose titles and morals have become part of our common cultural vocabulary, among them The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Tortoise and the Hare, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Dog in the Manger and The Fox and the Grapes. Part fairy tale, part fantasy story, part parable with a lesson to impart, each of these fables is a polished gem of storytelling craft whose luster never dulls. Aesop's Illustrated Fables is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classic editions. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors, in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensible cornerstone for every home library.

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About the author (2013)

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 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.

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