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The Complete Fables Of Jean De La Fontaine

Author: Jean La Fontaine
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252091674
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Inspired new translations of the work of one of the world's greatest fabulists Told in an elegant style, Jean de la Fontaine's (1621-95) charming animal fables depict sly foxes and scheming cats, vain birds and greedy wolves, all of which subtly express his penetrating insights into French society and the beasts found in all of us. Norman R. Shapiro has been translating La Fontaine's fables for over twenty years, capturing the original work's lively mix of plain and archaic language. This newly complete translation is destined to set the English standard for this work. Awarded the Lewis Galantière Prize by the American Translators Association, 2008.


Author: Jean De La Fontaine
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 037571278X
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Second only to Aesop, Jean de la Fontaine was the author of comic and delightful fables that are as alive today as when they first appeared in the 18th century. Based on tales both famous and obscure by an array of classical writers, La Fontaine’s fables offer vivid perspectives on such elemental subjects as greed and flattery, envy and avarice, love and friendship, old age and death. The 60 collected here–from “The Crow and the Fox” and “The Cock and the Pearl” to “The Grasshopper and the Ant” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”–are illustrated with more than 100 charming drawings that capture La Fontaine’s unforgettable cast of animal personalities.

The Complete Fables Of La Fontaine

Author: Jean de la Fontaine
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628721677
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In this wonderful, vigorously contemporary translation, Craig Hill has captured the liveliness, satiric wit, and poetic beauty that made Jean de la Fontaine famous during his lifetime and his Fables celebrated as a masterwork of world literature ever since. Despite la Fontaine’s deceptively modest claim that all he intended was to put the moral tales of Aesop and other ancient fabulists into poetry for the pleasure of Louis XIV’s young son, his real accomplishment, as later generations have understood, was holding a mirror up to the society of his day and, in the process, fashioning a work that has become a classic. Borrowing from a variety of sources, la Fontaine gave the hitherto mute animals in ancient fables the power of speech. Backstabbing politicians, brainless nincompoops, charlatans, clueless heads of state, egomaniacs, empty-headed celebrities, foolish investors, gluttons, liars, penny–pinchers, self-important blowhards, and wastrels—these are the targets of la Fontaine’s pen. In this beautifully bound collector’s edition, Craig Hill has given us a rare treat: both the irreverent spirit and the vivid poetry that have made la Fontaine’s fables beloved through the ages, continuing to amuse and inspire centuries after they ?rst appeared in print.

La Fontaine

Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140443769
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Classic of French literature, brilliantly translated into English, features witty interpretations of 70 of Aesop's immortal Fables: "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "The Town Rat and the Country Rat," "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Hare and the Tortoise," and dozens more.

Selected Fables Of Jean De La Fontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149889
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All the imagination, whimsy, and invention that have made Calder's mobiles and stabiles so popular. 36 fables — in rhymed translation by Eunice Clark — with a drawing for each and 12 additional vignettes.

Selected Fables

Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199650721
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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 Doré, a contextualizing introduction and other features.

Fables Of La Fontaine

Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486498476
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A heavily illustrated reprint of a 1927 edition of La Fontaine's fables contains the original French verses and new English translations of such tales as "The Crow and the Fox" and "The Heron."