Though first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic "Contes et nouvelles en vers". Both sexually charged and wickedly funny, La Fontaine's Tales will surprise readers who know him only from his work on fables for children. Though the writing is more suggestive than vulgar, it still has the power to shock readers unprepared for the darkness that inhabits these poems. Included in this title are numerous illustrations, some of which have never before been published, as well as extensive commentary by the editor.
Randolph Paul Runyon is a professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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