The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine, Paperback / softback Book

The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Paperback / softback

Illustrated by David Schorr


Inspired new translations of the work of one of the world's greatest fabulistsTold in an elegant style, Jean de la Fontaine's (1621-95) charming 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 work's lively mix of plain and archaic language.

This newly complete translation is destined to set the English standard for this work.

Awarded the Lewis Galanti\u00e8re Prize by the American Translators Association, 2008.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780252073816

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