Jean de La Fontaine





Jean de La Fontaine


Born
in Château-Thierry, Champagne, France
July 08, 1621

Died
April 13, 1695

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Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.

According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995. A film of his life was released in France in April 2007 (Jean de La Fontaine - le défi starring Laurent Deutsch).

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Fables

4.01 avg rating — 8,454 ratings — published 1625 — 233 editions
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Selected Fables

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3.85 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1966 — 32 editions
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Fables de La Fontaine Tome ...

4.02 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1668 — 20 editions
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The Complete Fables of Jean...

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Fifty Fables of La Fontaine

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4.08 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Les Amours de Psyché Et de ...

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3.57 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1960 — 6 editions
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The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

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4.31 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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Fables de La Fontaine Tome ...

4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1860 — 12 editions
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Marc Chagall: The Fables of...

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4.50 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Fábulas selecionadas: La Fo...

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