The Fables of Aesop

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New-York Historical Society, Mar 28, 2013 - History - 252 pages
Eighty-two of Aesop's classic fables are gathered here, ""Selected, Told Anew, and their History Traced"" by Joseph Jacobs. Profusely and beautifully illustrated by Richard Heighway, this edition was originally published in 1894. The book includes a set of notes at the back, summing up the provenance of each fable.

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User Review  - HillaryBertucci - LibraryThing

I really loved this book, it was so much better than I expected. This book is full of old fables that the author has brought back with new twist. My favorite version that the author includes is "The ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs It is my understanding that Jacobs' main thesis concerning the fables of Aesop - that they were derived from and influenced by the animal fables of ancient India ... Read full review

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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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