Fables for the Frivolous

Guy Wetmore CARRYL (1873 - 1904)

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)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Poetry, Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Arrogant Fox and the Unapproachable Grapes chriss the girl
00:02:35
Play 02 The Persevering Tortoise and the Pretentious Hare Khoa Tran
00:02:22
Play 03 The Patrician Peacocks and the Overweening Jay Peter Katt
00:02:43
Play 04 The Arrogant Frog and the Superior Bull Noam Yogev
00:02:07
Play 05 The Domineering Eagle and the Inventive Bratling David Barnes
00:02:40
Play 06 The Iconoclastic Rustic and the Apropos Acorn Betsie Bush
00:02:43
Play 07 The Unusual Goose and the Imbecilic Woodcutter Noam Yogev
00:02:11
Play 08 The Rude Rat and the Unostentatious Oyster Kara Shallenberg
00:02:38
Play 09 The Urban Rat and the Suburban Rat chriss the girl
00:02:11
Play 10 The Impecunious Grasshopper and the Frugal Ant Denny Sayers
00:02:32
Play 11 The Pampered Lapdog and the Misguided Ass Joyce Nussbaum
00:02:23
Play 12 The Vainglorious Oak and the Modest Bullrush Joyce Nussbaum
00:02:36
Play 13 The Inhuman Wolf and the Lamb Sans Gene Gesine
00:02:35
Play 14 The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven David Barnes
00:02:51
Play 15 The Microscopic Trout and the Machiavellian Fisherman Denny Sayers
00:03:29
Play 16 The Confiding Peasant and the Maladroit Bear David Barnes
00:02:39
Play 17 The Precipitate Cock and the Unappreciated Pearl Justine Young
00:01:54
Play 18 The Abbreviated Fox and His Sceptical Comrades Joyce Nussbaum
00:02:25
Play 19 The Hospitable Caledonian and the Thankless Viper Gesine
00:02:22
Play 20 The Impetuous Breeze and the Diplomatic Sun Denny Sayers
00:04:25