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dc.contributor.authorDenis, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorHayman and Grignionen_US
dc.identifier.other11056 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis is a large volume of 120 fables fashioned after La Fontaine, Aesop, and others. There is a frontispiece: an angel (?) kneels before a ruler as two goddesses hover above. There is also an introduction commending the work to George, Prince of Wales. The verse fables seem to follow on La Fontaine's themes, but done in Denis' own way. Ulysses wants to release his men from their bestiality before he has sex with Circe, but they refuse. The prince should not follow their example. I find the rhyming verse tiring. There is a good moral to FG: "Whenever an attempt proves vain, As well to sneer, as to complain" (227). I have the impression after reading a few of these fables that La Fontaine was briefer. I am surprised that this book is not in Bodemann. A copy is presently on sale on the web for $6000.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityCharles Denisen_US
dc.publisherJ. and R. Tonson and S. Draperen_US
dc.subject.lccPR3409.D24S44 1754en_US
dc.titleSelect Fables by Mr. Charles Denisen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.acquired.locationArgosy Book Store, NYen_US
dc.cost.usCost: 120en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.printer.locationGreat Britainen_US
dc.subject.local1Charles Denisen_US

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