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About Jean de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine was a French poet and fabulist, who lived and worked during the XVII century. For special contributions to French literature he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1684. Published in 1668, the collection of fables brought La Fontaine international fame. The works of the ancient Greeks, Indian storytellers, other fabulists and folk tales about animals serve as a source of inspiration for the author. Drawing motives from these works, La Fontaine brings new life to the fable genre.

A Hundred fables of La Fontaine

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Notes: "A Hundred fables of La Fontaine" offers a selection of some of Jean de La Fontaine's best known fables. These are all in verse.

Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Published: 1900
Publisher: John Lane Co., London; New York

I. 1.The Grasshopper and the Ant; 2.The Thieves and the Ass; 3.The Wolf Accusing the Fox; 4.The Lion and the Ass Hunting; 5.The Wolf turned Shepherd II. 1.The Swan and the Cook; 2.The Weasel in the Granary; 3.The Shepherd and the Sea; 4.The Ass and the Little Dog; 5.The Man and the Wooden God III. 1.The Ears of the Hare; 2.The Old Woman and Her Servants; 3.The Ass Carrying Relics; 4.The Hare and the Partridge; 5.The Lion Going to War IV. 1.The Old Man and the Ass; 2.The Ass and his Masters; 3.The Wax-Candle; 4.The Shepherd and his Flock; 5.The Tortoise and the Two Ducks V. 1.The Two Asses; 2.The Shepherd and his Dog; 3.The Two Mules; 4.The Heifer, the Goat, and the Sheep; 5.The Two Rats, the Fox and the Egg VI. 1.The Man and his Image; 2.The Dragon with Many Heads; 3.Death and the Woodman; 4.The Hornets and the Bees; 5.The Oak and the Reed VII. 1.The Council held by the Rats; 2.The Two Bulls and the Frog; 3.The Bat and the Two Weasels; 4.The Bird wounded by an Arrow; 5.The Lion and the Gnat VIII. 1.The Ass Loaded with Sponges; 2.The Dove and the Ant; 3.The Cock and the Fox; 4.The Lion beaten by the Man; 5.Philomel and Progne XI. 1.The Camel and the Floating Sticks; 2.The Wolf, the Goat and the Kid; 3.The Rat Retired from the World; 4.The Cunning Fox; 5.The Ape X. 1.The Fox, the Flies, and the Hedgehog; 2.The Eagle and the Magpie; 3.The Lion and the Hunter; 4.The Fox, the Monkey, and the Animals; 5.The Sun and the Frogs XI. 1.The Countryman and the Serpent; 2.The Carter in the Mire; 3.The Heron; 4.The Head and the Tail of the Serpent; 5.The Dog And His Master's Dinner XII. 1.The Joker and the Fishes; 2.The Rat and the Oyster; 3.The Hog, the Goat, and the Sheep; 4.The Rat and the Elephant; 5.The Ass and the Dog XIII. 1.Education; 2.The Two Dogs and the Dead Ass; 3.The Monkey and the Leopard; 4.The Acorn and the Pumpkin; 5.The fool who sold wisdom XIV. 1.The Oyster and the Litigants; 2.The Wolf and the Lean Dog; 3.Nothing too Much; 4.The Cat and the Fox; 5.The Monkey and the Cat XV. 1.The Spider and the Swallow; 2.The Dog whose Ears were Cropped; 3.The Lioness and the Bear; 4.The Mice and the Owl; 5.The Cat and the Two Sparrows XVI. 1.The Two Goats; 2.The Old Cat and the Young Mouse; 3.The Sick Stag; 4.The Quarrel of the Dogs and Cats; 5.The Wolf and the Fox XVII. 1.The Lobster and her Daughter; 2.The Ploughman and his Sons; 3.The Ass Dressed in the Lion's Skin; 4.The Lion and the Ass Hunting; 5.The Fox, the Wolf, and the horse XVIII. 1.The Fox and the Turkeys; 2.The Wallet; 3.The Woodman and Mercury; 4.The Lion and the Monkey; 5.The Shepherd and the Lion XIX. 1.The Horse and the Wolf; 2.The Eagle and the Owl; 3.The Miser and the Monkey; 4.The Vultures and the Pigeons; 5.The Stag and the Vine XX. 1.The Earthen Pot and the Iron Pot; 2.The Bear and the Two Companions; 3.The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox; 4.The Battle of the Rats and Weasels; 5.The Animals Sick of the Plague

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