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Fables of La Fontaine

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Fables of La Fontaine is a delightful collection of short stories that teach important moral lessons through the use of talking animals and engaging plotlines. Jean de La Fontaine's storytelling is both entertaining and thought-provoking, making readers ponder the deeper meanings behind each fable.

The author's writing style is clear and concise, making the fables easy to read and understand for readers of all ages. The characters in each story are vividly portrayed, and the lessons they learn serve as valuable insights into human nature and behavior.

One of the standout features of this book is the timeless nature of the lessons it imparts. Despite being written in the 17th century, the themes of greed, kindness, and honesty explored in the fables are just as relevant in today's society.

Overall, Fables of La Fontaine is a classic work of literature that continues to captivate readers with its charming storytelling and enduring wisdom. It is a must-read for anyone who enjoys moral tales that entertain as much as they enlighten.

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Jean de la Fontaine's fables were very well-known all over Europe during his life, and are now slowly being rediscovered. This edition contains 240 fables or fairy tales and a biography of Jean de la Fontaine and Aesop, containing the most well-known fables in existence, as well as some lesser-known fables and stories. Walter Thornbury's translation furthermore sets the fables into memorable rhymes. - Summary by Carolin

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