The essential collection of more than two hundred of Aesop's famous animal fables. Many of these tales are so well known they have given us phrases we use every day - like dog in the manger or sour grapes - but even the rarer ones seem familiar, because their simple morals are based on universal truths. From the tortoise and the hare or the boy who cried wolf to the treacherous partridge or the big and little fish, Aesop's wise and foolish creatures are a lasting delight. Complete and unabridged.
Over two hundred familiar tales from 'The Dog in the Manger' and 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' to much less familiar tales, each with its own sharply pointed moral.
AESOP probably lived in the middle part of the sixth century BC. A statement in Herodotus gives grounds for thinking that he was a slave.
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