Fantastic Fables (Dover Thrift Editions)


Two Dogs who had been fighting for a bone, without advantage to either, referred their dispute to a Sheep. The Sheep patiently heard their statements, then flung the bone into a pond. Bierce didn't miss a thing—greedy politicians, thieving doctors, not so pious holy men, aldermen, poets, naturalists, poodles, lions, kangaroos, judges, diplomats, legislators — all fall under close scrutiny in a delicious blend of sarcasm and satire that leaves no institution or pomposity of modern life unscathed.

Called "the American Swift," Bierce is one of the rare masters of the fable: This is an unabridged reprint of the original edition — all fables. Do not confuse it with the abridged editions. Read more Read less.

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Please try again later. Ambrose Bierce wrote in several genres and used several different methods to deliver his stories. While he is most famous for his short stories and poems, "Fantastic Fables" collects hundreds of parables that parody the Aesop's own fables. This book is not going to satisfy those who have read Bierce's short fiction or his infamous "Devil's Dictionary" because these bits of fiction sometimes little more than few sentences often times have meaning that is tied to the social climate of his era, including politics, mores and foibles that don't translate to Don't get me wrong, there's still plenty that remains true today as it was in Bierce's day, but there are times that one might find themselves scratching their head instead of laughing.

Th humor isn't always uproarious either; sometimes the intent to to get a loud "Guffaw" in lieu of laughter. All those trepidation aside, this book is sensational humor and a treat for those that love a little derision that skewers popular literature and American culture in one stroke that only a master could produce. If you're on the fence, look into "The Sardonic Wit of Ambrose Bierce" for some samples of these parables.

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Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Ambrose Bierce wrote in several genres and used several different methods to deliver his stories. While he is most famous for his short stories and poems, "Fantastic Fables" collects hundreds of parables that parody the Aesop's own fables. This book is not going to satisfy those who have read Bierce's short fiction or his infamous "Devil's Dictionary" because these bits of fiction sometimes little more than few sentences often times have meaning that is tied to the social climate of his era, including politics, mores and foibles that don't translate to Don't get me wrong, there's still plenty that remains true today as it was in Bierce's day, but there are times that one might find themselves scratching their head instead of laughing.

Th humor isn't always uproarious either; sometimes the intent to to get a loud "Guffaw" in lieu of laughter. All those trepidation aside, this book is sensational humor and a treat for those that love a little derision that skewers popular literature and American culture in one stroke that only a master could produce.

If you're on the fence, look into "The Sardonic Wit of Ambrose Bierce" for some samples of these parables. I enjoy reading Bierce. I like short stories, tales, -some of Bierce's are not merely short, but very, very short. He has a sardonic sense of humor, one might take him to be a misanthrope, and some of his tales have a twist like a corkscrew. Some of his stories end abruptly- as a bullet or cannon ball putting an end to it mid-sentence.