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Aesop's Fables - new translation

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By: (c. 620 BCE-564)

284 fables on a wide range of subjects, written by the famous author Aesop.

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ÆSOP'S FABLES

A NEW TRANSLATION

BY V. S. VERNON JONES

WITH AN INTRODUCTION

BY G. K. CHESTERTON

AND ILLUSTRATIONS

BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

1912 EDITION

INTRODUCTION

Æsop embodies an epigram not uncommon in human history; his fame is all the more deserved because he never deserved it. The firm foundations of common sense, the shrewd shots at uncommon sense, that characterise all the Fables, belong not him but to humanity. In the earliest human history whatever is authentic is universal: and whatever is universal is anonymous. In such cases there is always some central man who had first the trouble of collecting them, and afterwards the fame of creating them. He had the fame; and, on the whole, he earned the fame. There must have been something great and human, something of the human future and the human past, in such a man: even if he only used it to rob the past or deceive the future. The story of Arthur may have been really connected with the most fighting Christianity of falling Rome or with the most heathen traditions hidden in the hills of Wales... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 7 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 29, 2016
Subject: Peres
Além das expectativas. Muito bom recomendadíssimo!
Reviewer: - October 20, 2015
Subject: aesop fables audio
a very good book
July 31, 2015
Subject: quality' audio
some of these audio in this page have low quality. Could you record these stories with higher quality? thanks you so much!
July 10, 2015
very few morals are given in the reading
Reviewer: - June 6, 2015
Subject: Aesop fables audio
You have geat efforts to do job. This is very good for ESL students.
Reviewer: - November 10, 2014
Subject: Review
I like this book very much
Reviewer: - July 7, 2013
Some of the readers don't reveal the moral illustrated by the fable.


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