Fables by Jean de La Fontaine
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Fables by Jean de La Fontaine

Book Description

Aesop is believed to have lived in the sixth century B.C., a slave on the Greek island of Samos. His ability to teach lessons in morality through story has made his name synonymous with the genre of 'fable'. In the witty and entertaining tales attributed to him sly foxes, wicked wolves, industrious ants, and others, provide a commentary on human behaviour while the storyteller recommends the virtues of common sense and worldly wisdom. The Fables had already been popular for centuries before Roger L'Estrange published a new English translation in 1692, with the declared intention of making a comprehensive selection addressed to children. Everyman reprints his text, together with Stephen Gooden's superb engravings which were first published in 1936 in a limited edition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857159004
ISBN-10: 1857159004
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Jean de La Fontaine

World is Full of Foolish Men by Jean de La Fontaine World is Full of Foolish Men, Paperback (March 2016)

Gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Selected Fables by Jean de La Fontaine Selected Fables, Hardback (March 2014)

La Fontaine's witty and sophisticated animal fables are among the greatest poetic works in French. Christopher Betts's new translations match the inventiveness of the original. This generous selection, including half of the originals, is accompanied by superb illustrations by Gustave Dore, a contextualizing introduction and other features.

Complete Fables of Jean de la Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine Complete Fables of Jean de la Fontaine, Paperback (October 2007)

An inspired new translation of the work of one of the world's greatest fabulists

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Ancient short tales about animals, each adapted to moral or satirical ends. Well-produced and complete version for children. (5 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)


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