1857 edition of Aesop's Fables

Book/Children's book/Illustration/Image

Description

English

This series of colourful illustrations are from Aesop's Fables by Charles H Bennet, a prolific Victorian illustrator. Bennett transforms the animals of the original tales into comic half-man half-animal creations.

The fables all use anthropomorphism to explore ethical quandaries and different aspects of human nature – the animals depicted speak to each other and experience human emotions, and their behaviours often show them using their wit to triumph against adversity.

Full title
The Fables of Æsop and others. Translated into human nature…
Published
estimated 1857 , London
Format
Book / Children's book / Illustration / Image
Creator
Aesop , Charles H Bennett [illustrator]
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
12305.g.11.