Synopses & Reviews
The most widely read French poet of the 1600s, Jean de La Fontaine achieved enduring popularity with his rhyming stories of sly foxes, industrious ants, ravenous wolves, and other creatures. Drawing upon the tales of ancient Greek, Roman, and Indian storytellers, La Fontaine created a new literary milieu for "The Cicada and the Ant," "The Crow and the Fox," "City Rat and Country Rat," and other fables.
Originally published in 1927, this splendid collection of La Fontaine's fantasies will delight devotees of modern art and book illustration as well as readers of all ages. Enchanting color illustrations grace every page, and the original French renderings of La Fontaine's witty verses are accompanied by new English translations.
Reprint of the 1927 edition features original French verses, new English translations, and enchanting color illustrations. Tales include "The Cicada and the Ant," "City Rat and Country Rat," and much more.
A lavish feast for the eyes, this reprint of a 1927 edition contains the original French plus new English translations. Each page features enchanting color illustrations by Felix Lorioux, whose work is rarely seen in the United States. Popular tales include "The Ant and the Grasshopper," "The Crow and the Fox," "City Mouse and Country Mouse," and others.
Table of Contents
La Cigale et la Fourmi / The Cicado and the Ant Le Courbeau et le Renard / The Crow and the Fox Le Rat de Ville et le Rat des Champs / The City Rat and Country Rat Le Loup et l'Agneau / The Wolf and the Lamb Le Renard et la Cigogne / The Fox and the Stork Le Héron / The Heron