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Fables for the Frivolous

Guy Wetmore Carryl

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 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. (Summary written by Chriss)

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 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. (Summary written by Chriss)
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

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 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. (Summary written by Chriss)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:26