Aesop's Fables

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Aesop
Clayton, Edward W. (writer of introduction)
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2012
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Barnes and Noble did a Classic Edition in 2003 that presented V.S. Vernon Jones' and Arthur Rackham's Aesop. Now here is a new effort by Barnes and Noble, nicely done. Griset's illustrations, so often dark and poorly printed, are well presented here. I have tried to pin the texts down to a known author, but I cannot find the source, and there is none acknowledged here. Of course one great advantage of this book is that it is inexpensive. Where does one find a well-bound book with a dust-jacket for $6.98? Further, the book has a good introduction and good suggestions for pursuing study of Aesop. There are notes and an AI at the end of the fables, besides a list of illustrations and a chronology at the book's beginning. Here is its biggest surprise: it refers twice to the Carlson Fable Collection! In fact, this collection gets the book's first footnote, and it comes with the book's first sentence! The note itself is on 231. Readers are also referred to the collection on 239 when Clayton discusses presentations of fables in other media.
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Barnes and Noble; Sterling Publishing Company
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