The Original Fables of La Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
Tilney, F. C. (translator)
. London: J.M. Dent and Sons/NY: E.P. Dutton . London/NY
PQ1811.E3 T5 1913a (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A novel approach in that the book presents only those fables of which LaFontaine was himself the originator. The translator insists in the introduction on the value of prose. On the frontispiece we read that the heart of Thyrsis left; in the list of illustrations his heart leapt! The book includes many fables commonly thought Aesopic, like MM and The Acorn and the Pumpkin. The illustration of the she-bear and the lioness (89) is the most fun. Compare with the printings of 1932 and 1938.