Aesop fables (1912 ) PDF eBook With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

 Aesop fables (1912) 
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Aesop 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 characterize 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 afterward the fame of creating them. He had the fame; and, on the whole, he earned fame.

Aesop's Fables, or the Aesopica, is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC


Book Published: 1912

Author: Aesop

Translator: Vernon Jones

Illustrations by Rackham, Arthur

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