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The Complete Fables of La Fontaine : a New Translation in Verse.

Author: Jean de la Fontaine; Craig Hill; Edward Sorel
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2011.
Series: Arcade Classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fontaine, Jean de la.
Complete Fables of La Fontaine : A New Translation in Verse.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean de la Fontaine; Craig Hill; Edward Sorel
ISBN: 9781628721676 1628721677
OCLC Number: 854976727
Notes: 3 The Little Fish and the Fisherman.
Description: 1 online resource (746 pages).
Contents: Cover; Halftitle; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Translator's Note; Introduction; Chronology; La Fontaine's Preface; La Fontaine's Prose Dedication to the Dauphin; La Fontaine's Verse Dedication to the Dauphin; 1 The Cicada and the Ant; 2 The Crow and the Fox; 3 The Frog Who Wished to Be as Big as the Ox; 4 The Two Mules; 5 The Wolf and the Dog; 6 The Heifer, the She-goat, and the Ewe in Partnership with the Lion; 7 Baggage; 8 The Swallow and the Little Birds; 9 City Rat and Country Rat; 10 The Wolf and the Lamb; 11 The Man and His Image. 12 The Dragon of Many Heads and The Dragon of Many Tails13 The Thieves and the Mule; 14 Simonides Preserved by the Gods; 15 Death and the Luckless Man; 16 Death and the Woodcutter; 17 The Man Between Two Ages and Two Mistresses; 18 The Fox and the Stork; 19 The Boy and the Schoolmaster; 20 The Cock and the Pearl; 21 The Hornets and the Honeybees; 22 The Oak and the Reed; BOOK I; 1 Against the Hard to Please; 2 The Congress of the Rats; 3 Wolf vs. Fox before Judge Ape; 4 The Two Bulls and the Frog; 5 The Bat and the Two Weasels; 6 The Bird Wounded by an Arrow; 7 The Hound-bitch and Her Friend. 8 The Eagle and the Scarab9 The Lion and the Gnat; 10 The Ass Who Carried Sponges and The Ass Who Carried Salt; 11 The Lion and the Rat; 12 The Dove and the Ant; 13 The Astrologer Who Blundered into a Well; 14 The Hare and the Frogs; 15 The Old Cock; 16 The Crow Who Wished to Imitate the Eagle; 17 Juno and the Peacock; 18 The Cat Who Became a Woman; 19 The Lion and the Ass Go Hunting; 20 Aesop Explains a Will; BOOK II; 1 The Miller, His Son, and the Donkey; 2 The Belly and the Members; 3 The Wolf Who Became a Shepherd; 4 The Frogs Who Asked for a King; 5 The Fox and the Ram. 6 The Eagle, the Cat, and the Pig7 The Drunkard and His Wife; 8 Gout and Spiders; 9 The Wolf and the Stork; 10 The Lion Beaten by the Man; 11 The Fox and the Grapes; 12 The Swan and the Cook; 13 The Wolves and the Sheep; 14 The Lion Grown Old; 15 Philomel and Procne; 16 The Woman Who Was Drowned; 17 The Weasel in the Pantry; 18 The Cat and the Old Mouse; BOOK III; 1 The Lion in Love; 2 The Shepherd and the Sea; 3 The Fly and the Ant; 4 The Gardener and His Lord; 5 The Jackass and the Lapdog; 6 The Combat of the Weasels and the Rats; 7 The Ape and the Dolphin; 8 The Man and the Wooden Idol. 9 The Magpie Decked Out in Peacock Plumes10 The Camel and the Floating Sticks; 11 The Frog and the Rat; 12 The Tribute Sent by the Animals to Alexander; 13 The Horse Who Wished to Avenge Himself upon the Deer; 14 The Fox and the Bust; 15 The Wolf, the Nanny Goat, and the Kid; 16 The Wolf, the Mother, and the Child; 17 The Wisdom of Socrates; 18 The Old Man and His Children; 19 The Oracle and the Skeptic; 20 The Miser Who Lost His Treasure; 21 The Owner's Eye; 20 The Lark and Her Brood and the Owner of a Field; BOOK IV; 1 The Woodsman and Mercury; 2 Clay Pot and Iron Pot.
Series Title: Arcade Classics.

Abstract:

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 proces.

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