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Fables for Our Time (1940) [Collection]
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In Fables for Our Time, Thurber the Moralist is in the ascendancy. Here are a score or more lessons-in-prose dedicated to conventional sinners and proving--what you will. The fables are imperishably illustrated, and are supplemented by Mr. Thurber's own pictorial interpretations of famous poems in a wonderful and joyous assemblage.


  • Mouse who went to the country
  • Little girl and the wolf
  • Two turkeys
  • Tiger who understood people
  • Fairly intelligent fly
  • Lion who wanted to zoom
  • Very proper gander
  • Moth and the star
  • Shrike and the chipmunks
  • Seal who became famous
  • Hunter and the elephant
  • Scotty who knew too much
  • Bear who let it alone
  • Owl who was god
  • Sheep in wolf's clothing
  • Stork who married a dumb wife
  • Green isle in the sea
  • Crow and the oriole
  • Elephant who challenged the world
  • Birds and the foxes
  • Courtship of Arthur and Al
  • Hen who wouldn't fly
  • Glass in the field
  • Tortoise and the hare
  • Patient bloodhound
  • Unicorn in the garden
  • Rabbits who caused all the trouble
  • Hen and the heavens
  • Excelsior
  • Sands o' Dee
  • Lochinvar
  • Locksley Hall
  • "Oh when I was..."
  • Curfew must not ring to-night
  • Barbara Frietchie
  • Glove and the lions
  • Ben bolt

Original title: Fables for Our Time, and Famous Poems Illustrated
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations
FictionGeneral FictionHumor

The following works are contained within this one:
     Little Girl and the Wolf, the (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: James Thurber
     Unicorn in the Garden, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: James Thurber

Edition #1: Fables for Our Time

Fables for Our Time (1940)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

Fables for Our Time (1983)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060909994
Pages: 128

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