Jean De La FontaineISBN: 0-486-41106-0; 978-0-486-41106-4;
Издательство: Dover Publications
From time immemorial, storytellers have delighted listeners with tales of talking animals whose activities mirror the everyday vices and virtues of humanity. In the West, the tradition effectively began with a series of succinct and delightful morality tales in fable form attributed to a Greek slave known as Aesop. These were further refined by the 17th-century French author Jean de La Fontaine into a collection of masterly satiric verses. A unique blend of wit and poetic mastery, La Fontaine's Fables created a sensation at the time of their publication; over 300 years later, they continue to rank among the greatest masterpieces of French literature. Издание на английском языке.