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La Fontaine, Jean De; Translated By Shapiro, Norman R.
The Contes et nouvelles en vers of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) were published at various times throughout his life, both before and after his celebrated Fables, between 1664 and 1685, and even posthumously. In quite a different key from the more innocent Fables, the Contes often threatened to get him in trouble with both Church and Acadmie. It was, indeed, the bawdy tales of Boccaccio, Rabelais, and other medieval and renaissance masters of ribaldry that inspired La Fontaine's Contes, presented here in a chronologically and stylistically diverse selection translated by Norman R. Shapiro. This spirited recent translation, spanning the entire corpus, offers about half the tales, from early to late, in all their variety of lengths and poetic narrative forms. The mildly suggestive mingle with the frankly bawdy, while others would hardly raise a vicar's eyebrow. Yet all these gems from one of France's truly great poets, scrupulously faithful to the originals, are rendered with the spirit of his style, his subtle rhythms, cadences, rhymes, and delectable wit left intact. 273pp. N.B. Corners slightly creased.
Princeton University Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0691015325
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Inventory #24881
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Meredith, William
N.B. Previous owners bookplate to front paste down. Corners and head and tail of D/J spine rubbed. Two small tear to top right corner of rear D/J with a small amount of loss. 40pp.
Princeton University Press, 1948, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
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Inventory #24190
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Wilson, A. N.
A. N. Wilson's sympathetic, readable and brilliantly analytical narrative places John Milton, the greatest poet of the seventeenth century, in the context of his political and religious ideas. N.B. Reading crease to spine. 278pp.
Pimlico, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0712668187
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Inventory #23747
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.74 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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MacKworth, Cecily
139pp.Previous owner's name on ffep.
Westhouse, 1947, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #22741
Price: £ 4.00 GBP ($ 5.16 approx. - € 4.42 approx.)
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Edited By Scott, P.H. And Davis, A.C.
An evaluation of the nature of Hugh MacDiarmid's influence on Scotland which traces the effects he has had on Scottish literature and contemporary life. Work by the poet included "A Drunk Man Looks at a Thistle" and "First Hymn to Lenin". 269pp.
Mainstream Publishing, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 185158501X
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Inventory #23629
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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