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Tales and Novels Complete

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ISBN-10: 1406813354

ISBN-13: 9781406813357

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean De La Fontaine

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Writings from the most famous French fabulist and probably the most widely read French poet of the 17th century
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List price: $19.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Language: English

Although he had a degree to practice law, La Fontaine does not seem to have done so but, rather, spent his life in Paris dependent on aristocratic patrons. His principal contribution to literature was his 12 books of Fables, to which he devoted 30 years of his life. They were published from 1668 to 1694 and are universally appreciated in France by children and adults alike. In drawing on a tradition of the fable going back to Aesop, La Fontaine created a portrait of human life and French society through the representations of animals. His work is marked by great insight into human moral character, while it preaches the value of the middle road.