Fables for the Frivolous


Fables for the Frivolous

"Fables for the Frivolous" is one of the earliest works by the American parodist, Guy Wetmore Carryl, these fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's original writings. The Aesop-style fables are written in verse, and are light-hearted re-tellings of fables from two centuries before, each ending with a moral and a pun. Among the more celebrated of the fables are “The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare”, “The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull”, and “The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven”.

External links

*Gutenberg|no=6438|name=Fables for the Frivolous
* [http://librivox.org/fables-for-the-frivolous-by-guy-wetmore-carryl/ Free audiobook at LibriVox]
* [http://www.archive.org/details/fablesforthe00carrrich "Fables for the Frivolous"] , a digitized copy of the first edition from the Internet Archive.


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