La Fontaine's Complete Tales in Verse: An Illustrated and Annotated Translation

La Fontaine's Complete Tales in Verse: An Illustrated and Annotated Translation

by Jean de La Fontaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786441615

ISBN-13: 9780786441617

Pub. Date: 12/22/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Though they were first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic Contes et nouvelles en vers. Both sexually charged and wickedly funny, La Fontaine's Tales will surprise readers who know him only from his work on fables for children. Though the writing is more suggestive than vulgar, it still

Overview

Though they were first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic Contes et nouvelles en vers. Both sexually charged and wickedly funny, La Fontaine's Tales will surprise readers who know him only from his work on fables for children. Though the writing is more suggestive than vulgar, it still has the power to shock readers unprepared for the darkness that inhabits these poems. Included are nearly seventy illustrations dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them rare, as well as extensive commentary by the editor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441617
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 10.00(d)

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