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Published: 13 May 2014

272 Pages | 23 engravings by Gustave Dore

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199650729

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Selected Fables

Jean de La Fontaine
Christopher Betts

  • A delightful new translation of some of La Fontaine's best-loved fables, accompanied by a selection of Gustave Doré's superb illustrations.
  • Includes a generous selection from across the original twelve books, amounting to half the total, covering the full range of fable-types.
  • Christopher Betts's translations are notable for their sensitivity, sophistication, and imaginative response to the originals.
  • The edition includes a contextualizing introduction, helpful notes and information on La Fontaine's sources, a chronology and bibliography.

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