The complete fables of La Fontaine a new translation in verse
La Fontaine, Jean de 
Arcade classics   

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Junior Fiction
BIC Subjects: Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Imprint: Arcade Publishing
Publication Date: 1/02/2012
Place of Publication: United States


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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. Ages 7+.