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The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Volume 2: Gustave Doré Restored Special Edition (Paperback)

The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Volume 2: Gustave Doré Restored Special Edition By Gustave Doré (Illustrator), Walter Thornbury (Translator), Jean De La Fontaine Cover Image
By Gustave Doré (Illustrator), Walter Thornbury (Translator), Jean De La Fontaine
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Part two of the Gustave Dor illustrated collection of Jean de La Fontaine fables restored and enlarged.

Volume 2 of The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine contains nearly 100 more fables illustrated by Gustave Dor plus an essay on the life and works of La Fontaine and Aesop the Phrygian. This timeless 19th-century collection is restored, enlarged, and printed as a two-volume set. Volume two features:

- Enlarged 8 1/2" x 11" pages
- More than 100 Gustave Dor illustrations, many full-page
- Restored and digitally enhanced images
- Publisher's original page layouts
- Contemporary weathered type font
- Walter Thornbury English translation
- Dedication
- Bold, retro-styled cover design
- The Life and Works of Jean de La Fontaine
- The Life of Aesop the Phrygian

French poet, writer, and fabulist Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) is famous for his fables that provide laughter, moral guidance, and life lessons. This rare collection of his work printed in the 1870s is embellished with the brilliant comical engravings of renowned French artist, Gustave Dor (1832-1883.)

La Fontaine's Fables features some of Dor 's most outrageous and humorous work. His drawings that highlight the look and feel of La Fontaine's writing are vastly different from his macabre illustrations for Dante's Inferno and Paradise Lost. His clever depictions of anthropomorphic animals in silly situations are charming, delightful, and technically brilliant. Fans of his lighthearted work for Droll Stories and Don Quixote will love La Fontaine's Fables.

Selected Table of Contents:

- Death and the Dying Man
- The Woman and the Secret
- The Joker and the Fishes
- The Rat and the Oyster
- The Two Friends
- The Ass and the Dog
- Jupiter and the Thunderbolts
- The Falcon and the Pigeon
- The Madman who sold Wisdom
- The Acorn and the Gourd
- The Wax Candle
- The Man and the Snake
- The Rabbits
- The Lion
- The Companions of Ulysses
- The Two Goats
- The Bat, the Bush, and the Duck
- The Frogs and the Sun
- And much more...

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante's Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dor 's London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781592181261
ISBN-10: 1592181260
Publisher: Cgr Publishing
Publication Date: April 9th, 2021
Pages: 344
Language: English