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Aesop's Fables (Hardcover)

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By Aesop, Anna South (Introduction by)
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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop’s fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience.

This elegant Macmillan Collector’s Library edition features illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period, which have been have been beautifully and sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith.

With an afterword by Anna South.

About the Author


Although the three hundred fables in Aesop's Fables are attributed to Aesop, and his name is synonymous with the form, it seems unlikely he was in fact anything more than a legendary figure. While some historical accounts maintain he was a slave with a prodigious talent for story-telling who lived during the sixth century B.C., many believe it unlikely that this whole stock of fables can be attributed to one individual. What does seem clear though is that the fables began their life being orally transmitted before being put down in writing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781509844364
ISBN-10: 1509844368
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English