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Fables by Jean de La Fontaine
Book DescriptionAesop 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 DetailsISBN: 9781857159004
(210mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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.
Fables of la Fontaine, Paperback (December 2012)
Reprint of the 1927 edition features original French verses, new English translations, and enchanting color illustrations. Tales include "The Cicada and the Ant," "City Rat and Country Rat," and much more.
Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (March 2008)» View all books by Jean de La Fontaine
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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