Jean de La Fontaine





Jean de La Fontaine

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

died
April 13, 1695

gender
male

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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).


Average rating: 3.98 · 5,864 ratings · 86 reviews · 268 distinct works · Similar authors
Fables
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,489 ratings — published 1668 — 172 editions
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Selected Fables
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1966 — 25 editions
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Fifty Fables of La Fontaine
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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The Rich Man and the Shoemaker
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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Selected Fables
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Fables De La Fontaine
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012
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Selected Fables / Fables ch...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Fables de La Fontaine Tome ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1668 — 4 editions
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1997
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Contes libertins
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2001
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“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
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“Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.”
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“Sadness flies away on the wings of time. ”
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