Aesop's Fables (Paperback)
Excerpt from Aesop's Fables: A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones; With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton, and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham But whatever be fairly due to Esop, the human tradition called Fables is not due to him. This had gone on long before any sarcastic freedman from Phrygia had or had not been flung of a precipice this has remained long after. It is to our advantage, indeed, to realise the distinction because it makes Esop more obviously efiective than any other fabulist. Grimm's Tales, glorious as they are, were collected by two German students. And if we find it hard to be certain of a German student, at least we know more about him than we know about a Phrygian slave. The truth is, of course, that Esop's Fables are not Esop's fables. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.