The Best of Aesop�s Fables is a collection of some of the best stories written in the Aesop�s Fables series. The stories are often believed to have been first narrated by Aesop, a raconteur and slave who resided in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC.
While many believe Aesop to be a myth, there are actually references that point to his existence in history. For example, Herodotus, a Greek historian, often makes a mention of Aesop in his works referring to him as a storyteller, who lived in 5th century BC. Similarly, Apollonius of Tyana, a philosopher who lived in the 1st century, can be seen pointing to Aesop�s existence in his works. He is often seen praising Aesop for giving life lessons with the help of really simple incidents in everyday life. However, his actual existence has been a point of debate till date. In fact, there are contradictions present in the ancient references to Aesop�s stories.
Nonetheless, moral stories for which no known literary source can be found are often credited to Aesop. The stories are often simplistic in nature, giving moral lessons on life and good conduct. They are often very short and fictional in nature. Most of these stories feature talking animals and plants, which makes them attractive for a younger audience. A few of the fables, though, are told through human characters as well. The tales usually have their underlined morals at the end.
Some of the titles used in Aesop�s Fables have become popular proverbs too, such as The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs. This edition of the series has illustrated stories that tell timeless tales. This book has been published by Om Books International and is available for online shopping. The hardcover edition of the book is listed with ISBN-10 938160729X and ISBN-13 number of 978-9381607299.