Selected fables
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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0199650721, 9780199650729
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272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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Book
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English
ISBN
0199650721, 9780199650729

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La Fontaine's verse fables turned the traditional folktales derived from Aesop and a range of Oriental sources into some of the greatest, and best-loved, poetic works in French. His versions of stories such as The Hare and the Tortoise and The Wolf and the Lamb are witty and sophisticated, satirizing human nature in miniature dramas in which the outcome is always unpredictable. The behavior of both animals and humans is usually centered on deception and cooperation (or the lack of it), as they cheat and fight each other, arguing about life and death, property and food, in an astonishing variety of narrative styles. The fables have long been popular with all ages, though their ironic take on contemporary society in French aristocratic circles is best appreciated by adults. This new translation by Christopher Betts matches the original in inventiveness and subtlety. It includes half of the fables first published in twelve books between 1668 and 1693, across the full range of subjects and themes. The fables are illustrated with a selection of Gustave Dore's majestic engravings, and an introduction offers insights into La Fontaine's life and literary artistry.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

La Fontaine, J. d., Betts, C., & Doré, G. (2014). Selected fables . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695, Christopher. Betts and Gustave Doré. 2014. Selected Fables. Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695, Christopher. Betts and Gustave Doré. Selected Fables Oxford University Press, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

La Fontaine, Jean de, Christopher Betts, and Gustave Doré. Selected Fables Oxford University Press, 2014.

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