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Aesop's Fables (Word Cloud Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural--and personal--belief systems. For example, in "The Goatherd and the Goat" we learn that there is no use trying to hide what cant be hidden. In "The Ass and the Purchaser" we find that people are known by the company they keep. In "The Boys and the Frogs," one persons pleasure may be another persons pain. And misery loves company, as we see in "The Fox Without a Tail."

About the Word Cloud Classics series:

Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. With a higher production value, including heat burnished covers and foil stamping, these eye-catching, easy-to-hold editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere.

Synopsis:

Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural--and personal--belief systems. For example, in "The Goatherd and the Goat" we learn that there is no use trying to hide what cant be hidden. In "The Ass and the Purchaser" we find that people are known by the company they keep. In "The Boys and the Frogs," one persons pleasure may be another persons pain. "The Dogs and the Fox" show how easy it is to kick a man when hes down. And misery loves company, as we see in "The Fox Without a Tail."

- This beautiful book comes with luxurious endpapers, a beautiful and stylish heat-burnished cover, and a convenient 5 x 7 size.

- The widely popular collection of stories has sold millions of copies and has been translated into countless languages and dialects.

About the Author

Aesop was a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607109471
Author:
Aesop
Publisher:
Canterbury Classics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Flexibound
Series:
Word Cloud Classics
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural--and personal--belief systems. For example, in "The Goatherd and the Goat" we learn that there is no use trying to hide what cant be hidden. In "The Ass and the Purchaser" we find that people are known by the company they keep. In "The Boys and the Frogs," one persons pleasure may be another persons pain. "The Dogs and the Fox" show how easy it is to kick a man when hes down. And misery loves company, as we see in "The Fox Without a Tail."

- This beautiful book comes with luxurious endpapers, a beautiful and stylish heat-burnished cover, and a convenient 5 x 7 size.

- The widely popular collection of stories has sold millions of copies and has been translated into countless languages and dialects.

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