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Fifty More Fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Poetry texts & anthologies,
  • Anthologies (multiple authors),
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / European,
  • Poetry,
  • Fables, French,
  • Translations into English,
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9321908M
ISBN 100252066502
ISBN 109780252066504

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  Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in /5. Fifty More Fables of La Fontaine by Professor Norman R Shapiro, Jean de La Fontaine, Professor David Schorr (Illustrator) starting at $ Fifty More Fables of La Fontaine has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. Get this from a library! Fifty more fables of La Fontaine. [Jean de La Fontaine; Norman R Shapiro; David Schorr] -- These wonderfully wrought moral tales will as easily charm children with bright and basic truths as they will delight adults drawn to their reflectively subtle, sophisticated facets of wit and wisdom. The fables in this edition follow the text of "The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine" published by the University of Illinois Press in with minor emendations. This edition limited to copies for sale to members of The Folio Society, and 25 lettered copies which are not for sale.

Finally available in paperback--the original collection of La Fontaine fables by the award-winning translator Norman Shapiro, working his alchemy by transforming the accompanying original French verses into equally valuable and brilliant English gold. These wonderfully wrought moral tales charm children with bright and basic truths as they delight adults with reflectively subtle, sophisticated 5/5(1). Fifty More Fables Of La Fontaine. Get Book. Author: Jean de La Fontaine Publisher: University of Illinois Press ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF, Mobi Category: Literary Criticism Languages: en Pages: View: The first six books, collected in , were in the main adapted from the classical fabulists Aesop, Babrius and these, La Fontaine adhered to the path of his predecessors with some closeness; but in the later collections he allowed himself far more liberty and in the later books there is a wider range of sources. Jean de La Fontaine was a French poet and fabulist, who lived and worked during the XVII century. For special contributions to French literature he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in Published in , the collection of fables brought La Fontaine international fame.

His second collection of fables, containing five books, La Fontaine published in , with a dedication to Madame de Montespan; the previous six books were republished at the same time, revised, and enlarged. The twelfth book was not added till many years after, and proved, in fact, the song of the dying swan. Fifty Fables of La Fontaine. Finally available in paperback--the original collection of La Fontaine fables by the award-winning translator Norman Shapiro, working his alchemy by transforming the accompanying original French verses into equally valuable and brilliant English gold. In La Fontaine published his first collection of fables. One of the fables of the first book is addressed to the Duke de la Rochefoucauld as a result of a friendship between the two of them. Connected with the duke was Madame La Fayette, one of the most learned and ingenious women of . Collect Rare and Out-of-Print Books. As one of the premier rare book sites on the Internet, Alibris has thousands of rare books, first editions, and signed books available. Finally available in paperback - the fabulous "Fifty Fables of La Fontaine" by the award-winning translator Norman Shapiro! Read More.