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The picture of Dorian Gray

by:Wilde, Oscar (Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills), 1854-1900

An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.

Editions:2232  Date:1846 - 2019  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Fables, Fables

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Animal farm

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Editions:1956  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Political fiction, Political fiction, Fables, Satire, Fables


Aesop's fables


An illustrated collection of 200 fables in prose first told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Editions:770  Date:1221 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Fables, Fables, Fables, Juvenile works, Illustrated works

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The house of mirth

by:Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

What Galsworthy did for Edwardian England, Wharton did for turn-of-the-century New York, and she did it to perfection in The House of Mirth. Hackles bristle discreetly, lips curl ever-so politely, and every breach of good taste is carefully recorded, as social aspirant Lily Bart launches a desperate bid for a place on the city's elite social register.

Editions:588  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction, Fables, Fables

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by:Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http:// (Jan. 24, 2011.).

Editions:2319  Date:1151 - 2019  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry

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The alchemist

by:Coelho, Paulo

An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.

Editions:909  Date:1980 - 2018  Genre(s):Fables, Fables, Fables, Novels, Novels


Very short fairy tales to read together : (in which wolves are tamed, trolls are transformed, and peas are triumphant)

by:Hoberman, Mary Ann

This book uses traditional reading teaching techniques (alliteration, rhyme, repetition, short sentences) to invite young children to read along with an adult. Eight short fairy tales fit on one spread and feature the characters and stories that children love best. With clear, color-coded typography and amusing illustrations, this collection is sure to entertain while encouraging reading skills and interaction with others. The fractured fairy tales include: The Three Little Bears, The Princess and the Pea, Billy Goat's Gruff, Cinderella, and more!

Editions:58  Date:2001 - 2015  Genre(s):Fairy tales, Fairy tales, Pictorial works, Fairy tales, Nursery rhymes


The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable

by:Boyne, John, 1971-

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

Editions:184  Date:2005 - 2016  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Fables, Fables, Young adult works, Historical fiction


The Thurber carnival

by:Thurber, James, 1894-1961

As James Thurber writes in his preface, "This book contains a selection of the stories and drawings the old boy did in his prime, a period which extended roughly from the year Lindbergh flew the Atlantic to the day coffee was rationed. He presents this to his readers with his sincere best wishes for a happy new world." The Thurber Carnival, which the Saturday Review called "one of the absolutely essential books of our time," was a phenomenal bestseller when it was first published in 1945. The omnibus, virtually all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, draws from such Thurber classics as My World and Welcome to It, My Life and Hard Times, Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated, The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bedroom, and Men, Women and Dogs. - Publisher.

Editions:190  Date:1931 - 2014  Genre(s):Humor, Humorous fiction, Fables, Humorous fiction



by:Luo, Beini (Lobel, Arnold), 1933-1987

Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.

Editions:51  Date:1976 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Fables, Fables, Juvenile works, Short stories


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