The Fables of La Fontaine

Jean de La FONTAINE (1621 - 1695), translated by Walter THORNBURY (1828 - 1876)

Jean de la Fontaine's fables were very well-known all over Europe during his life, and are now slowly being rediscovered. This edition contains 240 fables or fairy tales and a biography of Jean de la Fontaine and Aesop, containing the most well-known fables in existence, as well as some lesser-known fables and stories. Walter Thornbury's translation furthermore sets the fables into memorable rhymes. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 An Essay on the Life and Works of Jean de la Fontaine, part 1 RogerMathewson
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Play 02 An Essay on the Life and Works of Jean de la Fontaine, part 2 RogerMathewson
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Play 03 The Life of Aesop, the Phrygian, part 1 tovarisch
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Play 04 The Life of Aesop, the Phrygian, part 2 tovarisch
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Play 05 Dedication to Monseigneur the Dauphin tovarisch
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Play 06 Preface tovarisch
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Play 07 To Monseigneur the Dauphin Sonia
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Play 08 Fables I and II Sonia
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Play 09 Fables III and IV Sonia
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Play 10 Fables V and VI Sonia
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Play 11 Fables VII and VIII Kalynda
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Play 12 Fables IX and X Kalynda
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Play 13 Fables XI and XII tovarisch
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Play 14 Fables XIII and XIV Sonia
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Play 15 Fables XV and XVI Mary Escano
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Play 16 Fables XVII and XVIII Pierre Delcourt
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Play 17 Fables XIX and XX Pierre Delcourt
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Play 18 Fables XXI and XXII Sonia
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Play 19 Fables XXIII and XXIV Sonia
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Play 20 Fables XXV and XXVI Sonia
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Play 21 Fables XXVII and XXVIII Sonia
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Play 22 Fables XXIX and XXX RogerMathewson
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Play 23 Fables XXXI and XXXII RogerMathewson
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Play 24 Fables XXXIII and XXXIV RogerMathewson
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Play 25 Fables XXXV and XXXVI Sonia
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Play 26 Fables XXXVII and XXXVIII RogerMathewson
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Play 27 Fables XXXIX and XL PatsyAnn
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Play 28 Fables XLI and XLII Sonia
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Play 29 Fables XLIII and XLIV Brian Naylor
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Play 30 Fables XLV and XLVI Sonia
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Play 31 Fables XLVII and XLVIII Mayah
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Play 32 Fables XLIX and L PatsyAnn
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Play 33 Fables LI and LII Sonia
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Play 34 Fables LIII and LIV Sonia
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Play 35 Fables LV and LVI PatsyAnn
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Play 36 Fables LVII and LVIII Sonia
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Play 37 Fables LIX and LX AEH
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Play 38 Fables LXI and LXII Rebecca Bourque
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Play 39 Fables LXIII and LXIV Kurt
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Play 40 Fables LXV and LXVI SwapMerl
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Play 41 Fables LXVII and LXVIII Sonia
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Play 42 Fables LXIX and LXX Kurt
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Play 43 Fables LXXI and LXXII Kurt
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Play 44 Fables LXXIII and LXXIV Sonia
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Play 45 Fables LXXV and LXXVI Eva Davis
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Play 46 Fables LXXVII and LXXVIII Kurt
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Play 47 Fables LXXIX and LXXX Sonia
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Play 48 Fables LXXXI and LXXXII Sonia
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Play 49 Fables LXXXIII and LXXXIV Sonia
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Play 50 Fables LXXXV and LXXXVI Sonia
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Play 51 Fables LXXXVII and LXXXVIII Sonia
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Play 52 Fables LXXXIX and XC Greg Giordano
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Play 53 Fables XCI and XCII Sonia
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Play 54 Fables XCIII and XCIV Sonia
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Play 55 Fables XCV and XCVI Sonia
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Play 56 Fables XCVII and XCVIII Kurt
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Play 57 Fables XCIX and C Kurt
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Play 58 Fables CI and CII Kurt
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Play 59 Fables CIII and CIV Kurt
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Play 60 Fables CV and CVI Kurt
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Play 61 Fables CVII and CVIII Sonia
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Play 62 Fables CIX and CX Sonia
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Play 63 Fables CXI and CXII Kurt
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Play 64 Fables CXIII and CXIV Greg Giordano
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Play 65 Fables CXV and CXVI Greg Giordano
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Play 66 Fables CXVII and CXVIII Sonia
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Play 67 Fables CXIX and CXX Sonia
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Play 68 Fables CXXI and CXXII Kurt
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Play 69 Fables CXXIII and CXXIV Sonia
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Play 70 Fables CXXV and CXXVI Eva Davis
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Play 71 Fables CXXVII and CXXVIII Eva Davis
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Play 72 Fables CXXIX and CXXX thestorygirl
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Play 73 Fables CXXXI and CXXXII Eva Davis
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Play 74 Fables CXXXIII and CXXXIV Sonia
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Play 75 Fables CXXXV and CXXXVI Kurt
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Play 76 Fables CXXXVII and CXXXVIII Sonia
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Play 77 Fables CXXXIX and CXL Kurt
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Play 78 Fables CXLI and CXLII Kurt
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Play 79 Fables CXLIII and CXLIV Nemo
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Play 80 Fables CXLV and CXLVI Jason in Panama
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Play 81 Fables CXLVII and CXLVIII Jason in Panama
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Play 82 Fables CXLIX and CL Kurt
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Play 83 Fables CLI and CLII Kurt
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Play 84 Fables CLIII and CLIV Kurt
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Play 85 Fables CLV and CLVI Sonia
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Play 86 Fables CLVII and CLVIII Eva Davis
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Play 87 Fables CLIX and CLX Nemo
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Play 88 Fables CLXI and CLXII Kurt
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Play 89 Fables CLXIII and CLXIV Kurt
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Play 90 Fables CLXV and CLXVI Eva Davis
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Play 91 Fables CLXVII and CLXVIII Kurt
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Play 92 Fables CLXIX and CLXX Sonia
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Play 93 Fables CLXXI and CLXXII Eva Davis
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Play 94 Fables CLXXIII and CLXXIV Greg Giordano
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Play 95 Fables CLXXV and CLXXVI Greg Giordano
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Play 96 Fables CLXXVII and CLXXVIII Kurt
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Play 97 Fables CLXXIX and CLXXX Eva Davis
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Play 98 Fables CLXXXI and CLXXXII Sonia
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Play 99 Fables CLXXXIII and CLXXXIV RogerMathewson
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Play 100 Fables CLXXXV and CLXXXVI Kurt
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Play 101 Fables CLXXXVII and CLXXXVIII Nemo
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Play 102 Fables CLXXXIX and CXC Sonia
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Play 103 Fables CXCI and CXCII Kurt
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Play 104 Fables CXCIII and CXCIV Kurt
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Play 105 Fables CXCV and CXCVI Sonia
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Play 106 Fables CXCII and CXCIII Kurt
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Play 107 Fables CXCIX and CC Kurt
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Play 108 Fables CCI and CCII Eva Davis
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Play 109 Fables CCIII and CCIV BettyB
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Play 110 Fables CCV and CCVI BettyB
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Play 111 Fables CCVII and CCVIII Eva Davis
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Play 112 Fables CCIX and CCX Eva Davis
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Play 113 Fables CCXI and CCXII Kurt
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Play 114 Fables CCXIII and CCXIV Kurt
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Play 115 Fables CCXV and CCXVI Kurt
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Play 116 Fables CCXVII and CCXVIII Sonia
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Play 117 Fables CCXIX and CCXX Sonia
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Play 118 Fables CCXXI and CCXXII Nemo
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Play 119 Fables CCXXIII and CCXXIV RogerMathewson
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Play 120 Fables CCXXV and CCXXVI RogerMathewson
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Play 121 Fables CCXXVII and CCXXVIII Anthony Castellani
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Play 122 Fables CCXXIX and CCXXX Kurt
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Play 123 Fables CCXXXI and CCXXXII Nemo
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Play 124 Fables CCXXXIII and CCXXXIV Nemo
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Play 125 Fables CCXXXV and CCXXXVI Eva Davis
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Play 126 Fables CCXXXVII and CCXXXVIII RogerMathewson
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Play 127 Fables CCXXXIX and CCXL tovarisch
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