Author(s): Jean De La Fontaine
'The pleasure is twice as sweet
When you cheat a cheat.'
An illustrated collection of fables from one of France's most vital writers.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was a French poet whose FABLES rank among the masterpieces of world literature. The first volume appeared when the author was 47. The book includes some 240 poems and timeless stories of countryfolk, heroes from Greek mythology, and familiar beasts from the fables of Aesop.