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

4.05 avg rating — 11,907 ratings — published 1668 — 333 editions
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The World is Full of Foolis...

3.76 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1694
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Les Fables De La Fontaine

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Fables de La Fontaine Tome ...

4.03 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1668 — 23 editions
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Selected Fables

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3.83 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1668 — 41 editions
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Les Amours de Psyché Et de ...

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3.57 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1960 — 9 editions
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La Fontaine'in Masalları

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Fifty Fables of La Fontaine

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4.03 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Fables de La Fontaine Tome ...

4.23 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1860 — 12 editions
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The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

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4.21 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1979 — 8 editions
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“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
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