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Jean de La Fontaine, (8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. After a long period of royal suspicion, he was at last admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since. Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the writer, as well as later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps.

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Le Corbeau et le Renard
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Le Lièvre et la Tortue
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La Cour du Lion
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Le Loup et l’Agneau
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Conseil tenu par les Rats
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Death And The Woodman.
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An Animal In The Moon.
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A Monseigneur le Dauphin
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Death And The Unfortunate.
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Le fou qui vend la sagesse
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Le lièvre et les grenouilles
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A Confidant Without Knowing It; Or The Stratagem
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Alice Sick
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Democritus And The People Of Abdera.
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Against The Hard To Suit.
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An Imitation Of Anacreon
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Another Imitation Of Anacreon
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Democritus And The People Of Abdera (Prose Fable)
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