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La Fontaine, the Selected Fables and Tales of Jean de La Fontaine

La Fontaine, the Selected Fables and Tales of

Jean de La Fontaine

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ISBN : 9780451503350
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La Fontaine (1621-95) is best known for his comic and delightful fables. This lively new translation of the most famous among them captures the wit and nuances of the original. The selection - of 110 of the 240 Fables - spans La Fontaines longMoreLa Fontaine (1621-95) is best known for his comic and delightful fables. This lively new translation of the most famous among them captures the wit and nuances of the original. The selection - of 110 of the 240 Fables - spans La Fontaines long writing life and shows his progression from short, charming childrens tales to longer, more philosophical fables. The parallel French text, scholarly introduction, and detailed notes and appendices make it ideal both for students and for all lovers of poetry.