A Fable is a short imaginary tale that teaches a moral or a lesson. The story can be in prose or verse. In a Fable animals often talk and act like people. An author of fables is called a “fabulist”
Sometimes they are passed down from generation to generation, and from place to place, and sometimes they are constructed by a literary tale-teller, and its purpose is to impart a lesson or a value.
The last sentence usually tells what lesson you can conclude from the fable.
Some Fable Authors:
- Aesop (mid-6th century BCE), author of Aesop’s Fables.
- Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452 – 1519).
- Jean de La Fontaine (French, 1621 – 95).
- Félix María de Samaniego (Spanish, 1745 – 1801)
- Tomás de Iriarte (Spanish, 1750 – 91).
- Ivan Krylov (Russian, 1769 – 1844)
The following are some of the Fables you will find in this site.
The Lion and The Mouse
The Hare and The Tortoise
The Chicken of the Golden Eggs
The Honest Woodcutter
The Good Man and His Son
The Blind Men and The Elephant
The Fox and the Goat
The City Mouse and The Country Mouse
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Ant and The Grasshopper
The Donkey and The Wolf
The Fox and The Grapes
The Two Hungry Dogs
The Milkmaid and Her Pail of Milk
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