Aesop's Fables

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Aesop's Fables are a collection of over 280 fables by Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. The fables were not recorded in writing until centuries after the death of Aesop, and whilst they were originally meant for adults, from the time of the Renaissance they began to be used for the education of children. Only scattered details can be found about the story-teller in the ancient history books, but the fables he told continue to be used to this day. The fables include such well-known tales such as The Boys and the Frogs; The Ants and the Grasshopper; A Raven and a Swan; The Monkey and the Camel; The Wild Boar and the Fox; The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion; The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat; The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox; The Wolf and the Lamb; The Wolf and the Sheep; The Hares and the Frogs; The Fox and the Stork; The Travelers and the Sea; The Wolf and the Lion; The Stag and His Reflection; The Peacock; The Mice and the Weasels; The Wolf and the Lean Dog, and many more.

Part of the Harvard Classics set.

This book has 38,043 words, 284 pages in the PDF version. This translation by V. S. Vernon Jones was originally published in 1912.

Production notes: This ebook of Aesop's Fables was published by Global Grey on the 12th January 2018, and updated on the 8th August 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Hare and the Tortoise' by Arthur Rackham.

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