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Two Dogs who had been fighting for a bone, without advantage to either, referred their dispute to a Sheep. The Sheep patiently heard their statements, then flung the bone into a pond.

"Why did you do that?" said the Dogs.

"Because," replied the Sheep, "I am a vegetarian."

This and 244 other "fantastic fables" from the bitter pen of Ambrose Bierce fill this little volume to overflowing with a rich feast of Bierce's misanthropy. Bierce didn't miss a thing—greedy politicians, thieving doctors, not so pious holy men, aldermen, poets, naturalists, poodles, lions, kangaroos, judges, diplomats, legislators — all fall under close scrutiny in a delicious blend of sarcasm and satire that leaves no institution or pomposity of modern life unscathed. Called "the American Swift," Bierce is one of the rare masters of the fable: like Aesop and La Fontaine, often personifying objects, animals, and even abstract concepts to reinforce his satire.

This is an unabridged reprint of the original edition — all 245 fables. Do not confuse it with the abridged editions.

Synopsis:

With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, "the American Swift" presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.

Synopsis:

Known as "the American Swift," Ambrose Bierce gleefully skewered greedy politicians, thieving doctors, not-so-pious holy men, and other hypocritical individuals and institutions in this unique book. With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, Bierce presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486222257
Author:
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Fables, American
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Ambrose Bierce
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
satirical
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.26 lb

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With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, "the American Swift" presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.
"Synopsis" by ,
Known as "the American Swift," Ambrose Bierce gleefully skewered greedy politicians, thieving doctors, not-so-pious holy men, and other hypocritical individuals and institutions in this unique book. With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, Bierce presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.
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