Robert Louis Stevenson was enamored with many literary forms, including fables. After his death his own work, appropriately titled _Fables_, was published in New York by Longmans Green in 1902. This particular edition was digitized and placed online for public perusal by the staff of the University of Wisconsin Digital Projects initiative, and includes six etchings done to accompany the work by Ethel King Martyn. The work itself begins with a brief discussion of Mr. Stevenson’s long-standing fascination with the fable as a form of literary expression, then proceeds to the thirteen fables in their entirety. Some of the fables made available here include The Two Matches, The Penitent, and The Yellow Paint, which deals with the hubris (or lack thereof) of youth and the alleged properties of a coat of seemingly magical paint.
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