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Devoid of Morals
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2006
Beware!! The publisher reviews for this one say "unadorned by the clicheed moral epigrams" and "The retellings are brief and do away with the stated morals." The morals ascribed by Aesop are what make his stories. If you take the moral away, you might as well read something else. So if you'd like to see the morals that accompany each story (which is the main reason to read it), and make up your own mind whether or not you want to reinforce them (instead of some editor and publisher deciding for you ahead of time - isn't this called censoring), then buy a different version of Aesop's Fables, like the translation by Sir Roger L'Estrange, or the one published by SeaStar Books.