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The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture, 1651-1740

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The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture, 1651-1740 - Lewis, Jayne Elizabeth
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Between 1651 and 1740 hundreds of fables, fable collections, and biographies of the ancient Greek slave Aesop were published in England. In The English Fable, Jayne Elizabeth Lewis describes the national obsession with Aesop's fables during this period as both a figural response to sociopolitical crises, and an antidote to emerging anxieties about authorship. Lewis traces the role that fable collections, Augustan fable theory, and debates about the figure of Aesop played in the formation of a modern, literate, and self ...

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The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture, 1651-1740 2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521025317

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The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture, 1651-1740 1996, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521481113

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