Pilpay's Fables by Richard BurtonPilpay's Fables by Richard Burton

Pilpay's Fables

byRichard Burton

Hardcover | July 24, 2006

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Many of these tales are ancient, appearing in written sources dating perhaps to 200 BCE. Each tale, acted out by a cast of animals and people, illustrates an important lesson in life, often one that evolves from the protagonist's various misfortunes. Burton translated the tales, which had likely originally been written in Sanskrit, from Hindi; his handwritten original was completed in 1847. Surviving fire, bombing during two world wars, and a library flood, it was eventually discovered by ethnographer Tom Cox, and is today available to instruct and delight young and old
Sir Richard Burton, the explorer, adventurer, translator, and student of Eastern sexual customs, was born in Torquay, England. He received an irregular education, which included an expulsion from Oxford University. In 1842 Burton joined the East India Company and went to India, where he learned the Persian, Hindustani, Afghan, and Arab...
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Title:Pilpay's FablesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:175 pages, 8.64 × 8.08 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.64 × 8.08 × 0.67 inPublished:July 24, 2006Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9745240281

ISBN - 13:9789745240285

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Many of these tales are ancient, appearing in written sources dating perhaps to 200 BCE. Each tale, acted out by a cast of animals and people, illustrates an important lesson in life, often one that evolves from the protagonist's various misfortunes. Burton translated the tales, which had likely originally been written in Sanskrit, from Hindi; his handwritten original was completed in 1847. Surviving fire, bombing during two world wars, and a library flood, it was eventually discovered by ethnographer Tom Cox, and is today available to instruct and delight young and old