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Polish Fables (1997) [Collection]
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Ignacy Krasicki (1735-1801) was hailed as "The Prince of Poets" by his contemporaries. In 1779, sixty-five of his fables, which used contemporary events and human relations to show a course to guide human conduct, were published. These fables present a world where reason is valued over sentiment, true to the enlightenment ideal. But the rhymes also sugar coat a bitter message: depicting a world where the strong continually take advantage of the weak. Many of the fables, which were published after the first partition of Poland in which Russia, Prussia and Austria took their first bites of their weaker neighbor, should also be read for their political implications.


  • To the Children
  • Preface to the Fables
  • The Rat and the Cat
  • The Ocean and the Tagus River
  • The Block of Ice and the Crystal
  • The Mouse and the Cat
  • The Lion and the Animals
  • The Philosopher
  • Birds in a Cage
  • The Little Fish and the Pike
  • The Lion and the Animals
  • The Sheep and the Shepherd
  • The Stream and the Fountain
  • Gluttony and Envy
  • Two Dogs
  • The Philosopher and the Orator
  • The Man and Health
  • The Child and the Father
  • The Bigot
  • Books
  • The Wolf and the Sheep
  • The Stream and the River
  • Wine and Water
  • The Ox Minister
  • The Master and the Dog
  • The Humble Lion
  • Peas along the Road
  • The Ox and the Ants
  • The Nightingale and the Goldfinch
  • The Driver and the Butterfly
  • The Bees and the Ants
  • The Bread and the Sword
  • The Man and the Wolf
  • The Turtle and the Mouse
  • The Painters
  • The Peacock and the Eagle
  • Neighbors
  • The Sage and the Fool
  • The Insubordinate Oxen
  • The Wolf and the Sheep
  • The Elephant and the Bee
  • The Lamb and the Wolves
  • The Man and the Mirrors
  • The Drunk
  • Charity
  • The Doctor and Health
  • A Wolf Cub
  • Children and Frogs
  • The Shepherd and the Sheep
  • The Skylark
  • Mice
  • The Sick Lion
  • The Steed and the Colt
  • Friends
  • The Chinese Emperor and His Son
  • The Heron, the Fish, and the Crab
  • The Traveler
  • The Haycart
  • The Oak and the Saplings
  • The Geese
  • The Little Hare
  • The Flattering Mirror
  • The Philosopher and the Peasant
  • Wolf Cubs
  • The Sunflower and the Violet
  • The End

Original title: Polish Fables
Original languages: Polish


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations

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  • This isbn is for a bilingual edition translated by Gerard Kapolka with twenty-two illustrations by Barbara Swidzinska.

Edition #1: Polish Fables

Polish Fables (1779)
Edition Details:

Bilingual edition including selections from the authorís Bajki i przypowieści (1779) and Bajki nowe (1803.

Language: English

Translated by: Gerard T. Kapolka
Illustrated by: Barbara Swidzinska
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Manifested in:

Polish Fables (April 1997)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781805481
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.4 x 0.5
Pages: 105

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