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Quotes and Images From The Tales and Novels of Jean de La Fontaine   By: (1621-1695)

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In "Quotes and Images From The Tales and Novels of Jean de La Fontaine," Jean de La Fontaine presents readers with a delightful collection of literary gems that captivate the imagination and touch upon timeless themes. Without explicitly stating it in the title, this book ensures that its readers delve into the mind and works of the esteemed French writer.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is La Fontaine's ability to transport readers into captivating stories through his skillful use of quotes and vivid imagery. Each quote serves as a window into the characters' minds, their motivations, and their struggles. Through these quotes, readers gain a deeper understanding of the human experience, as La Fontaine's words often reflect universal truths that transcend time and culture.

The collection covers a wide range of tales and novels, showcasing La Fontaine's versatility as a storyteller. From animal fables that carry profound moral lessons to human dramas that delve into the complexities of the human condition, this book excels in offering something for every reader. La Fontaine masterfully weaves his narratives, making them accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Moreover, the accompanying images in this book add an extra layer of visual delight to the text. Complemented by the quotes, these illustrations create a vivid mental tapestry that transports readers into the very heart of La Fontaine's stories. The artwork perfectly captures the essence of the tales, immersing readers in the magical worlds and evoking a sense of wonder and whimsy.

Throughout the pages, La Fontaine also sprinkles wise observations and thought-provoking reflections on life, love, and the human experience. These gems of wisdom, hidden amidst the tales, invite readers to ponder and contemplate their own existence, forging a deeper connection with the stories and their underlying messages.

Perhaps the only drawback of "Quotes and Images From The Tales and Novels of Jean de La Fontaine" is the absence of a coherent narrative thread. While each tale or quote stands on its own, readers looking for a cohesive storyline may find themselves yearning for a more structured reading experience.

Overall, this book is a true gem for lovers of literature, art, and philosophy. La Fontaine's brilliant quotes and enchanting imagery paint a vivid picture of his intricate storytelling abilities and his profound understanding of the human condition. Whether read in one sitting or savored one quote at a time, this collection offers a timeless journey into the imaginative world of Jean de La Fontaine.

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A pretty wife? Beware the monks as you would guard your life

Above all law is might

Avoid attorneys, if you comfort crave

Delays are dangerous, in love or war

Ev'ry grave's the same

Extremes in ev'ry thing will soonest tire

In childhood FEAR 's the lesson first we know!

In country villages each step is seen

In the midst of society, he was absent from it

Monks are knaves in Virtue's mask

No folly greater than to heighten pain

Some ostentation ever is with grief

The god of love and wisdom ne'er agree

Those who weep most the soonest gain relief

Tis past our pow'r to live on love or air

Twere wrong with hope our fond desires to feed

We scarcely good can find without alloy

Who knows too much, oft shows a want of sense



Jean de La Fontaine was born on the 8th of July, 1621, at Chateau Thierry, and his family held a respectable position there.

His education was neglected, but he had received that genius which makes amends for all. While still young the tedium of society led him into retirement, from which a taste for independence afterwards withdrew him... Continue reading book >>

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