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Fables

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Book Id: WPLBN0000580221
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Fables  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Stevenson, R. L. (n.d.). Fables. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: THE fable, as a form of literary art, had at all times a great' attraction for Mr. Stevenson; and in an early review of Lord Lytton's Fables in Song he attempted to define some of its proper aims and methods. To this class of work, according to his conception of the matter, belonged essentially several of his own semi-supernatural stories, such as Will of the Mill, Markheim, and even Jekyll and Hyde; in the composition of which there was combined with the dream element, in at least an equal measure, the element of moral allegory or apologue. He was accustomed also to try his hand occasionally on the composition of fables more strictly so called, and cast in the conventional brief and familiar form. By the winter of 1887-88 he had enough of these by him, together with a few others running to greater length, and conceived in a more mystic and legendary vein, to enable him, as he thought, to see his way towards making a book of them. Such a book he promised to Messrs. Longman on the occasion of a visit paid him in New York by a member of the firm in the spring...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: PAGE -- I. THE PERSONS OF THE TALE, 3 -- II. THE SINKING SHIP, 10 -- III. THE Two MATCHES, 14 -- IV. THE SICK MAN AND THE FIREMAN, 16 -- V. THE DEVIL AND THE INNKEEPER, 18 -- VI. THE PENITENT, 20 -- VII. THE YELLOW PAINT, 21 -- VIII. THE HOUSE OF ELD, .26 -- IX. THE FOUR REFORMERS, .38 -- X. THE MAN AND HIS FRIEND, 40 -- XI. THE READER, 42 -- XII. THE CITIZEN AND THE TRAVELLER, 44 -- XIII. THE DISTINGUISHED STRANGER, 45 -- XIV. THE CARTHORSES AND THE SADDLEHORSE --, 48 -- XV. THE TADPOLE AND THE FROG, 50


 

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