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The Original Fables of La Fontaine (1913) (Hardcover)

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Jean de La Fountaine (1621 - 1695) was a famous French fabulist and poet. His first major work was a translation and adaptation of Eunuchus of Terence. Fontaine found inspiration for his fables from Aesop, Horace, and ancient Indian literature. Fontaine made great use of satire and was known for expressing his views on politics. Silvestre de Sacy, said that Fontaine''s fables "supply delights to three different ages: the child rejoices in the freshness and vividness of the story, the eager student of literature in the consummate art with which it is told, the experienced man of the world in the subtle reflections on character and life which it conveys." The 18 fables in this collection will be a delight to read.


Publisher Kessinger Publishing
Mfg Part# 9781436624084
SKU 208488910
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1436624088
Release Date 7/21/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0142
Publisher Kessinger Publishing
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