Fables for the Frivolous

Fables for the Frivolous

Author: Guy Wetmore Carryl
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Duration: 0:52:21
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Fables for the Frivolous

One of the earliest works by the American parodist, Guy Wetmore Carryl, the
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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The Arrogant Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Patrician Peacocks and the Overweening Jay
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull
Guy Wetmore Carryl
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The Arrogant Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Patrician Peacocks and the Overweening Jay
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Domineering Eagle and the Inventive Bratling
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Iconoclastic Rustic and the Apropos Acorn
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Unusual Goose and the Imbecilic Woodcutter
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Rude Rat and the Unostentatious Oyster
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Urban Rat and the Suburban Rat
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Impecunious Grasshopper and the Frugal Ant
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Pampered Lapdog and the Misguided Ass
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Vainglorious Oak and the Modest Bullrush
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Inhuman Wolf and the Lamb Sans Gene
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Microscopic Trout and the Machiavellian Fisherman
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Confiding Peasant and the Maladroit Bear
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Precipitate Cock and the Unappreciated Pearl
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Abbreviated Fox and His Sceptical Comrades
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Hospitable Caledonian and the Thankless Viper
Guy Wetmore Carryl
The Impetuous Breeze and the Diplomatic Sun
Guy Wetmore Carryl