Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Paperback

By (author) Aesop

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 111mm x 181mm x 14mm | 120g
  • Publication date: 24 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141198052
  • ISBN 13: 9780141198057
  • Sales rank: 68,993

Product description

Sardonic, wry and wise, Aesop's Fables are some of the most enduring and well-loved literary creations in history. In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox outwitted by a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise triumphing over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those who mock him. Each jewel-like fable provides a warning about the consequences of wrong-doing, as well as offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of Ancient Greeks.

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