Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fables

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subjects: Short Stories, Folklore, Myths & Legends

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Description

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Fables was published in New York by Longmans, Green in 1902. Previously, the thirteen fables had been published with other works. Stevenson had a long-standing fascination with the fable as a literary form. In 1888, he approached his publisher with a collection of fables that he had composed over the years.


15,000 words, with a reading time of ~ 0.9 hours (~ 60 pages), and first published in 1901. This DRM-Free edition published by epubBooks, .

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Excerpt

After the 32nd chapter of Treasure Island, two of the puppets strolled out to have a pipe before business should begin again, and met in an open place not far from the story.

“Good–morning, Cap’n,” said the first, with a man–o’-war salute, and a beaming countenance.

“Ah, Silver!” grunted the other. “You’re in a bad way, Silver.”