Fables

Hardcover | November 3, 1992

byAesop

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Aesop is said to have lived in the sixth century B.C., a slave on the Greek island of Samos. The eternally entertaining tales attributed to him–in which the fates of sly foxes, wicked wolves, industrious ants, and others, suggest what our own behaviors should (or should not) be–have been universal "best-sellers" since before L''Estrange''s definitive 1692 English translation. Gooden''s superb engravings were first published in 1936 in a limited edition.

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Aesop is said to have lived in the sixth century B.C., a slave on the Greek island of Samos. The wonderful tales attributed to him--in which the fates of sly foxes, wicked wolves, and others suggest what our own behaviors should (or should not) be--have been universal "best-sellers" since before L'Estrange's definitive 1692 English translation. Gooden's superb engravings were first published in 19...

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Aesop is said to have lived in the sixth century B.C., a slave on the Greek island of Samos. The eternally entertaining tales attributed to him–in which the fates of sly foxes, wicked wolves, industrious ants, and others, suggest what our own behaviors should (or should not) be–have been universal "best-sellers" since before L'Estrange's definitive 1692 English translation. Gooden's superb engravi...

Aesop (6th century BC), is believed to have been a Greek slave on the island of Samos and, according to Herodotus and other classical writers, he was killed by the people of Delphi, who threw him off a rock after he had committed some grave offence against them. Legend has it that he was misshapen, ugly and spoke with a stammer, but his storytelling was famed for its wit, and his ability to teach lessons in morality ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.32 × 6.42 × 0.99 inPublished:November 3, 1992Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679417907

ISBN - 13:9780679417903

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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