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The complete fables of Jean de La Fontaine

Author: Jean de La Fontaine; Norman R Shapiro; David Schorr
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
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Charming and elegant, Jean de La Fontaine's (1621-1695) 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 works' lively mix of plain and archaic language. This newly complete  Read more...
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La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695.
Complete fables of Jean de La Fontaine.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007005144
Named Person: Jean de La Fontaine; Jean de La Fontaine
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean de La Fontaine; Norman R Shapiro; David Schorr
ISBN: 9780252091674 0252091671
OCLC Number: 811410308
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 460 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: ""Front cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Translator's Preface""; ""Introduction by John Hollander""; ""For Monseigneur le Dauphin""; ""BOOK I""; ""The Cricket and the Ant""; ""The Crow and the Fox""; ""The Frog Who Would Grow as Big as the Ox""; ""The Two Mules""; ""The Wolf and the Hound""; ""The Heifer, the Goat, and the Lamb in Consort with the Lion""; ""The Beggar's Sack""; ""The Swallow and the Little Birds""; ""The City Rat and the Country Rat""; ""The Wolf and the Lamb""; ""The Man and His Image"" ""The Dragon with Many Heads and the Dragon with Many Tails""""The Thieves and the Ass""; ""Simonides Saved by the Gods""; ""Death and the Wretched Man & Death and the Woodsman""; ""The Middle-aged Man and His Two Mistresses""; ""The Fox and the Stork""; ""The Child and the Schoolmaster""; ""The Cock and the Pearl""; ""The Hornets and the Honeybees""; ""The Oak and the Reed""; ""BOOK II""; ""Against Those with Too Difficult Tastes""; ""The Rats in Council Assembled""; ""The Wolf Pleading against the Fox before the Ape""; ""The Two Bulls and a Frog""; ""The Bat and the Two Weasels"" ""The Bird Wounded by an Arrow""""The Mastiff Bitch and Her Friend""; ""The Eagle and the Dung Beetle""; ""The Lion and the Gnat""; ""The Ass with a Load of Sponges and the Ass with a Load of Salt""; ""The Lion and the Rat & The Dove and the Ant""; ""The Astrologer Who Happens to Fall into a Well""; ""The Hare and the Frogs""; ""The Cock and the Fox""; ""The Crow Who Wanted to Imitate the Eagle""; ""The Peacock Who Complained to Juno""; ""The Cat Metamorphosed into a Woman""; ""The Lion and the Ass out Hunting""; ""The Will Explained by Aesop""; ""BOOK III"" ""The Miller, His Son, and the Ass""""The Limbs and the Stomach""; ""The Wolf Turned Shepherd""; ""The Frogs Who Ask for a King""; ""The Fox and the Goat""; ""The Eagle, the Wild Sow, and the Cat""; ""The Drunkard and His Wife""; ""Gout and the Spider""; ""The Wolf and the Stork""; ""The Lion Brought Down by Man""; ""The Fox and the Grapes""; ""The Swan and the Cook""; ""The Wolf and the Ewes""; ""The Lion Grown Old""; ""Philomela and Procne""; ""The Drowned Wife""; ""The Weasel in the Larder""; ""The Cat and an Old Rat""; ""BOOK IV""; ""The Lion in Love""; ""The Shepherd and the Sea"" ""The Fly and the Ant""""The Gardener and His Lord""; ""The Ass and the Pup""; ""The War between the Rats and the Weasels""; ""The Ape and the Dolphin""; ""The Man with the Wooden Idol""; ""The Jay Dressed in the Peacock's Feathers""; ""The Camel and the Floating Sticks""; ""The Frog and the Rat""; ""The Tribute Sent by the Animals to Alexander""; ""The Horse Who Sought Revenge on the Stag""; ""The Fox and the Bust""; ""The Wolf, the She-goat, and the Kid & The Wolf, the Mother, and the Child""; ""A Reflection from Socrates""; ""The Old Man and His Sons""; ""The Oracle and the Infidel""
Other Titles: Fables.
Responsibility: translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; introduction by John Hollander ; illustrations by David Schorr.
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