Davidb's Books Page #8

Here's the list of books submitted by davidb  —  There are currently 607 books total — keep up the great work!

Death and the Woodcutter

"Death and the Woodcutter" is a fable by Jean de la Fontaine that explores various human attitudes towards death. This story depicts a weary and destitute woodcutter who, in a moment of despair, inadvertently calls upon Death. However, when confronted with the grim reaper, he attempts to trick De...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Robbers and the Ass

The Robbers and the Ass is a fable written by Jean de La Fontaine. In this story, an ass carrying gold is intercepted by thieves who kill it to divvy up the treasure. However, they find nothing inside the poor animal, revealing the foolishness of their greed. The fable demonstrates the moral that...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wolf and the Lamb

The Wolf and the Lamb is a fable from French poet, Jean de La Fontaine. The story is about a young, innocent lamb who drinks water from a stream, only to be accused by a wolf of muddying it. Despite the lamb's logical rebuttals, the wolf still chooses to devour him, displaying the unjust nature o...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Dragon with Many Heads, and the Dragon with Many Tails

The Dragon with Many Heads, and the Dragon with Many Tails is a moralistic tale by Jean de La Fontaine. It tells the story of two dragons: one bearing many heads symbolizing strength in numbers and the other having many tails denoting various deceptive methods. This social commentary maintains th...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Man and His Image

"The Man and his Image" is a philosophical book by Jean de La Fontaine, which uses the allegorical narrative of a man who falls in love with his own reflection to explore themes of self-obsession, vanity, and the illusions of the self. The book combines elements of satire and Aesopian moral fable...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Town Rat and the Country Rat

"The Town Rat and the Country Rat" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that tells the story of a country Rat who visits a town Rat in the city. The town Rat offers to show the country Rat how to live in luxury, but their meal is interrupted by dogs. In the end, the country Rat decides to return to ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wallet

"The Wallet" by Jean de La Fontaine is a moral fable that reveals the deceit and greed inherent in human nature. The story revolves around two characters who find a wallet full of money. The characters display their true personalities as they argue about dividing the found treasure. The author us...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Heifer, the She-Goat, and the Lamb, in Partnership with the Lion

The Heifer, the She-Goat, and the Lamb, in Partnership with the Lion is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that gently uses animals to point out human faults and lessons. The novel chronicles the partnership between the heifer, the she-goat, and the lamb with the lion. Illustrated with grim humor, th...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wolf and the Dog

"The Wolf and the Dog" is a morality tale by Jean de La Fontaine which illustrates the dangers of envy and desiring what others possess. The story follows the encounter of a lean, hungry wolf and a well-fed domestic dog. The dog tempts the wolf with the comforts of his life, but the wolf, realizi...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Two Mules

The Two Mules is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that explores the themes of inequality, power structures, and individual destiny. In the story, two mules are traveling together: one carries food while the other carries gold. When they are attacked, the mule carrying the gold is taken by the attac...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Frog That Wished to Make Herself as Big as the Ox

"The Frog That Wished to Make Herself as Big as the Ox" by Jean de La Fontaine is a cautionary fable that teaches children the dangers of envy and the futile pursuit of being someone we are not. The story centers around a frog who, after spotting a large and majestic ox, strives to inflate hersel...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Raven and the Fox

The Raven and the Fox is a classic French fable by Jean de La Fontaine. This tale of cunning and trickery presents the story of a raven who, despite having outsmarted a whole host of other animals, falls victim to the crafty fox's flattery. As a cautionary tale, it highlights the perils of vanity...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Grasshopper and the Ant

"The Grasshopper and the Ant" is a classic fable penned by Jean de La Fontaine that centers around the story of a playful grasshopper and a diligent ant. In the summer, the grasshopper spends his days singing and playing, while the ant works tirelessly to store food for the winter. When winter ar...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Monseigneur the Dauphin

"Monseigneur the Dauphin" by Jean de La Fontaine is not a stand-alone book, but rather a dedication in the author's larger collection of works, Fables. The dedication is addressed to the Dauphin of France, the son of King Louis XIV. The Fables are composed of various short stories ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Dead

"The Dead" is not a standalone book but is the final short story in James Joyce's collection, "Dubliners". This story follows the protagonist Gabriel Conroy through a Christmas season feast, where he grapples with issues of identity and Irish Nationalism. The narrative culminates with Gabriel's p...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

Grace

"Grace" is a short story featured in James Joyce's famous collection, Dubliners. The book is set in Dublin and provides a stark examination of Irish middle class society at the turn of the century. Despite its religious connotations, "Grace" is not about spirituality but rather offers commentary ...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

A Mother

"A Mother" is a short story, not a book, by James Joyce that appears in his collection called "Dubliners". The story revolves around Mrs. Kearney, a socially ambitious mother who aims to give her daughter a career in music in an attempt to boost her family's social standing. However, her drive an...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

Ivy Day in the Committee Room

"Ivy Day in the Committee Room" is a short story by James Joyce, part of his collection titled "Dubliners". The book centers around a group of canvassers working for a local politician as they gather in a committee room on the anniversary of Charles Stewart Parnell's deat...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

A Painful Case

"A Painful Case" is a short story contained within James Joyce's acclaimed collection "Dubliners." The story revolves around Mr. Duffy, a man leading a life of rigid routines and solitude. His life takes a turn after he forms an intellectual and emotional bond with Mrs. Sinico, a married woman. W...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

Clay

"Clay" by James Joyce is not a book itself, but one of the short stories featured in his collection named "Dubliners." The story is about Maria, a middle-aged spinster who works in a Protestant charity for fallen women. It explores themes such as routine, memory, mortality and the constraints of ...

by James Joyce

added by davidb
8 months ago

Counterparts

"Counterparts" is a short story from James Joyce's collection "Dubliners", rather than a standalone book. It vividly explores the life of Farrington, a legal clerk in Dublin, who struggles with alcohol addiction, job dissatisfaction, and volatile relationships at home. Despair and frustration lea...

by James Joyce

added by davidb
8 months ago

A Little Cloud

"A Little Cloud" is one of the short stories in James Joyce's collection "Dubliners." It follows the story of a man named Little Chandler, who is discontent with his mundane life in Dublin. The arrival of his old friend Ignatius Gallaher, who is now a successful journalist living in London, force...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

The Boarding House

"The Boarding House" is a short story written by Irish author James Joyce, and is part of his collection called "Dubliners". It tells the story of Mrs. Mooney, who runs a boarding house, and her daughter Polly. When Polly engages in a love affair with a boarder, Mr. Doran, Mrs. Mooney manipulates...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

Two Gallants

"Two Gallants" is a short story written by James Joyce, it's a part of his Dubliners collection. The story follows the exploits of two lower-class Irish men, Lenehan and Corley, as they manipulate women for their own needs in early 20th century Dublin. Corley, a womanizer, exploits a housemaid fo...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

After the Race

"After the Race" is a short story by James Joyce from the collection "Dubliners". This narrative focuses on the wealth and social dynamics in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. The story follows Jimmy Doyle, the son of a wealthy butcher, as he interacts with his affluent European fr...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

Eveline

"Eveline" is a short story that is part of James Joyce's collection called "Dubliners". The story features a young Irish woman, Eveline, who is living a life of hardship in Dublin. Torn between her sense of duty to take care of her family, a promise she made to her dying mother and a proposal of ...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

Araby

"Araby" is a short story by James Joyce that follows a young boy in Dublin who develops an infatuation with a friend's older sister. He promises to bring her a gift from the local bazaar, Araby, but due to various obstacles, he arrives at the market too late and can't buy the gift. The story refl...

by James Joyce

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8 months ago

An Encounter

"An Encounter" is a short story by James Joyce, appearing in the collection of stories titled "Dubliners". It follows the youthful adventures of the narrator and his friend Mahony, skipping school to explore Dublin. Their sense of freedom and excitement is tempered by an unexpected and somewhat d...

by James Joyce

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Sisters

"The Sisters" is a short story by James Joyce that represents a psychological exploration of an Irish boy and his reactions towards the death of Father Flynn - a priest who was his mentor. The story delves into the boy's emotions of fear, guilt, and angst, as he attempts to reconcile with death a...

by James Joyce

added by davidb
8 months ago

Ginger and Pickles

"Ginger and Pickles" is a children's book written by Beatrix Potter, detailing the escapades of Ginger, a tomcat, and Pickles, a terrier. They run a small village shop full of goods that animals come to buy, even though they extend credit and struggle to make a profit. Financial di...

by Beatrix Potter

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8 months ago

The Tale of Pigling Bland

"The Tale of Pigling Bland" is a children's book by Beatrix Potter that tells the story of Pigling Bland, a pig who is forced to leave home and go to market due to a shortage of food. On his journey, he encounters many adventures including a run in with a farmer and his wife, as we...

by Beatrix Potter

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8 months ago

The Tale of Mr. Tod

"The Tale of Mr. Tod" by Beatrix Potter is a children's book telling the story of two of her most notorious characters, Mr. Tod the fox and Tommy Brock the badger. The book revolves around their rivalries, their cunning strategies, and their endless efforts to outwit each other. It...

by Beatrix Potter

added by davidb
8 months ago

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