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The Complete Fables

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915781
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Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, who represented his masters in court and negotiations, and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. All these fables, full of humour, insight and savage wit, as well as many fascinating glimpses of ordinary life, have now been brought together for the first time in this definitive and fully annotated modern edition.

Aesop S Fables

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141907029
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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.

The Dolphins The Whales And The Gudgeon

Author: Aesop
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141398442
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'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Aesop is believed to have lived in 6th century BC. Aesop's The Complete Fables is available in Penguin Classics.

A Brief Guide To The Greek Myths

Author: Stephen P. Kershaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472107543
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The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider relevance. This long-overdue book crystallises three key areas of interest: the nature of the tales; the stories themselves; and how they have and might be interpreted. For the first time, it brings together aspects of Greek mythology only usually available in disparate forms - namely children's books and academic works. There will be much here that is interesting, surprising, and strange as well as familiar. Experts and non-experts, adults, students and schoolchildren alike will gain entertainment and insight from this fascinating and important volume.

Complete Poems

Author: Marianne Moore
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101127473
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“Teems with sharp observation, profound moral insight, high satiric wit, and all manner of aesthetic delight.” –The New York Times book Review This definitive edition brings together all the works that Pulitzer Prize-winning Marianne Moore wished to preserve, covering more than sixty years of writing, and incorporating the final revisions she made to the texts. The poems demonstrate Moore’s wide range of interests, moving from witty images of animals, sporting events, and social institutions, to thoughtful meditations on human nature. In entertaining informative notes, Moore reveals the inspiration for complete poems and individual lines within them. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Fable Of The Bees

Author: Bernard Mandeville
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140445412
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A physician with a particular interest in psychological disorders and satirist, Mandeville published versions of his notorious Fable of the Bees from 1714 to 1732. Each was a defence and elaboration of his short satirical poem The Angry Hive, 1705. The version of the Fable of 1723 and 1732 are the fullest defences of his early paradox that social benefit is the unintended consequence of personal vice. It is an argument that is generally held to lie behind Adam Smith's doctrine of the 'hidden hand' of economic development.


Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 3492979726
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Die beklemmend schöne Liebesgeschichte eines einfachen Mädchens vom Lande und eines gebildeten Städers, die an den gesellschaftlichen Konventionen zerbricht - ein amerikanischer Klassiker der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin und Autorin von "Zeit der Unschuld" Edith Wharton. Charity Royall, ein einfaches, aber eigenwilliges Mädchen lebt zusammen mit ihrem Vormund in dem entlegenen Dorf North Dormer in Neuengland. Sie ist die Tochter einer Ausgestoßenen, die mit einer gesetzlosen, verwilderten Sippe »auf dem Berg« haust. Obwohl Charity nicht die geringste Ahnung von Büchern hat, arbeitet sie in der Bibilothek des Dorfes. Die Grenzen von Charitys Welt waren mit denen von North Dormer identisch. Als jedoch eines Tages der junge Architekt Lucius Harney auftaucht, eröffnet sich für Charity ein neues unbekanntes Universum. Sie verliebt sich ihn, obgleich er ihre Gefühle erwidert, lassen die gesellschaftlichen Konventionen ihrer Liebe keine Chance. Die Heirat mit dem ihrem Pflegevater, einem düsteren Anwalt, vermag sie zwar vor dem Schicksal ihrer Mutter zu retten, nicht aber vor der Einsamkeit des Herzens.