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|Title: Aesop's Fables|
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Signet Classics
Dimensions: 6.88 X 4.33 (inches)
|Weight: 6 ounces|
Series: Signet Classics
Stock No: WW529537
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It is both amazing and wonderful that so much of the richness of our language and our moral education still owes a huge debt to a Greek slave who was executed more than two thousand years ago. Yet "sour grapes," "crying wolf," "actions speak louder than words," "honesty is the best policy," and literally hundreds of other metaphors, axioms, and ideas that are now woven into the very fabric of Western culture all came from Aesops Fables. An extraordinary storyteller who used cunning foxes, surly dogs, clever mice, fearsome lions, and foolish humans to describe the reality of a harsh world, Aesop created narratives that are appealing, funny, politically astute, and profoundly true. And Aesops truthoften summed up in the pithy "moral of the story"retains an awesome power to affect us, reaching us through both our intellects and our hearts.
"The Fox and the Grapes"
"The Ants and the Grasshopper"
"The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse"
…and 200 Other Famous Fables
Edited and with an Afterword by Jack Zipes
With an Introduction by Sam Pickering
Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books of fairy tales, including Breaking the Magic Spell and Don’t Bet on the Prince. He is also the editor of several volumes of fairy tales, including Beauties, Beasts and Enchantment: Classic French Fairy Tales, The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, The Fairy Tales of Frank Stockton, and Arabian Nights.
Sam Pickering teaches English at the University of Connecticut. He has written more than two dozen books, including Waltzing the Magpies, an account of a year he and his family spent in Western Australia, and Dreamtime.
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