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The Complete Fables

The Complete Fables

  • Author: Aesop
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141915781
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 288
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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.

The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

  • Author: Aesop
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141398442
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 64
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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

A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

  • Author: Stephen P. Kershaw
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472107543
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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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.

The Penguin Classics Book

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

  • Author: Henry Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141990937
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 480
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

  • Author: Aesop
  • Publisher: Collector's Library
  • ISBN: 9781904919810
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Presents a collection of Aesop's fables, including the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat, and steady tortoise, with an afterword containing a biography of the author, and a further reading list.

Interactive Storytelling

Interactive Storytelling

6th International Conference, ICIDS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, November 6-9, 2013, Proceedings

  • Author: Hartmut Koenitz,Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen,Gabriele Ferri,Mads Haahr,Digdem Sezen,Güven Çatak
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319027565
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, ICIDS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2013. The 14 revised full papers presented together with 10 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 51 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theory and aesthetics; authoring tools and applications; evaluation and user experience reports; virtual characters and agents; new storytelling modes; workshops.

Complete Poems

Complete Poems

  • Author: Marianne Moore
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101127473
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 320
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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.

Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

  • Author: Penguin (Firm)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780147715975
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: 285
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Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog

Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog

  • Author: Penguin Books
  • Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
  • ISBN: 9780147717917
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: 270
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The ancient fable

The ancient fable

an introduction

  • Author: Niklas Holzberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780253341464
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 128
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It appears that fable was not recognised as a distinct literary genre in antiquity although it did exist in a recognisable form. This unique `introduction' to the history of the fable looks at both literary form and structure, and at generic history through the works of Greek and Roman authors and those fabulists who re-shaped the material of their predecessors to form new fables. Among the fables discussed are the books of Phaedrus (1st century AD), Babrius (3rd century AD), Avianus (4th-5th century AD), and the Aesopic tradition. Translated from the German.