Davidb's Books

Here's the list of books submitted by davidb  —  There are currently 607 books total — keep up the great work!

The Wolf and the Fox

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Arbitrator, Almoner, and Hermit

"The Arbitrator, Almoner, and Hermit" is a book by Jean de La Fontaine, a famous French author known for his fables. The book is a collection of moralistic tales, featuring different characters and their interactions, intended to impart wisdom and life lessons. The stories often feature animals a...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Frogs and the Sun

"The Frogs and the Sun" by Jean de La Fontaine is a fable that carries a valuable life lesson. In this story, the frogs live comfortably in their pond until they become unsatisfied with their peaceful lives, asking for a king to rule over them. The Sun is assigned to rule them but his radiant hea...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Madman and the Philosopher

"The Madman and the Philosopher" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine. Typically told by animals with human characteristics, the stories are accompanied by moral lessons. The book explores themes of wisdom, folly, and the complexities of human nature, often showcasing both a madman an...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey

The Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey by Jean de La Fontaine is a retelling of one of Aesop's classic fables. When a monkey becomes Jupiter's pet, he pompously appoints himself as the king of all the animals. The wise elephant challenges the monkey's arrogant behavior, encouraging humbleness and mode...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

Daphnis and Alcimadura

"Daphnis and Alcimadura" is a pastoral, romantic tale written by French author Jean de La Fontaine. Set in ancient Greece, the story follows the lives and love of two shepherds, Daphnis and Alcimadura. As a typical pastoral piece, the narrative presents an idealized view of rural life. This book ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

A Scythian Philosopher

"A Scythian Philosopher" is a philosophical narrative by Jean de La Fontaine. Set in Scythia, an ancient region of Central Eurasia, the story revolves around a philosopher who, through his wisdom and philosophy, provides profound insights about life, society, and the world. This book uses storyte...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The League of the Rats

The League of the Rats is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that tells the story of a group of rats who try to put a bell on a cat to alert them of its approach. Through a thoughtful narrative filled with intelligent schemes, daunting challenges, and hidden dangers, the book emphasizes the themes of...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Fox, the Wolf, and the Horse

The Fox, the Wolf, and the Horse by Jean de La Fontaine is a remarkable fable from the classic collection known as 'Fables de La Fontaine'. The story features a sly fox, a greedy wolf, and a wise horse. It revolves around the animal characters that use wit, cunning and humor to survive in a peril...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Ape

"The Aape" by Jean de La Fontaine is a part of his collection, Fables, which comprises various short poems, providing moral lessons at the end. The book implies profound meanings through its allegories, showing animals personified as humans. "The Aape" focuses on the themes of envy and imitation,...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The English Fox

"The English Fox" is not a standalone book written by Jean de La Fontaine. The character of "The English Fox" actually occurs in one of his highly acclaimed fables, within the larger collection of his work. La Fontaine was known for his allegorical fables, often featuring animals displaying human...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Crow, the Gazelle, the Tortoise, and the Rat

The Crow, the Gazelle, the Tortoise, and the Rat is a delightful collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine. This book encapsulates moral lessons through animal characters namely a crow, a gazelle, a tortoise, and a rat. Their tales, marked by wit and wisdom, discuss themes such as cooperation, ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Fox and the Turkeys

"The Fox and the Turkeys" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that uses animals to portray human follies and lessons about life. In this story, the fox uses cunning tricks to exploit the gullibility of the turkeys. Despite being initially fooled, the turkeys devise a plan to outsmart the fox, teach...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Hawk, the King, and the Falcon

"The Hawk, the King, and the Falcon" is not a book but a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around a hawk and a falcon, both prized possessions of a king. This fable teaches significant moral lessons about power, forgiveness, and the conflicts that arise among those who surround inf...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Fox, the Flies, and the Hedgehog

"The Fox, the Flies, and the Hedgehog" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine. The book explores various moral and philosophical themes through tales featuring animals. Each story is a metaphorical representation of human nature, society, or life lessons. Translated and compiled from th...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Forest and the Woodman

"The Forest and the Woodman" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine, which highlights moral lessons using vivid tales from the animal kingdom and nature. The main story revolves around a humble woodcutter and his interactions with the forest he inhabits, teaching valuable lessons about ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Crab and Its Daughter

"The Crab and Its Daughter" is a moralistic fable written by Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around a mother crab and her daughter, with the mother constantly reprimanding her daughter for walking sideways instead of forwards. The daughter points out that the mother also walks the same wa...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

Love and Folly

"Love and Folly" by Jean de La Fontaine is a collection of delightful, crisp, predominantly animal-themed fables or tales, showcasing harsh realities of human nature. Through storytelling, La Fontaine uses satire and humor to impart wisdom and life lessons. He offers deep reflections on topics li...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Quarrel of the Dogs and the Cats; and, Also, That of the Cats and the Mice

The Quarrel of the Dogs and the Cats; and, Also, That of the Cats and the Mice by Jean de La Fontaine is a collection of two fables. The first is a tale of a bitter rivalry between dogs and cats, exploring themes of conflict, feuds and reconciliation. The second narrative is the tale of the tensi...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Eagle and the Magpie

"The Eagle and the Magpie" is a captivating folktale by Jean de La Fontaine, a renowned French fabulist. A story centred around the association of a noble eagle and a cunning magpie, it uses the relationship and interactions of these two vastly different characters to deliver profound morals and ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Bat, the Bush, and the Duck

"The Bat, the Bush, and the Duck" is a captivating book written by Jean De La Fontaine that revolves around the intertwining lives of three different creatures - a bat, a bush, and a duck. This book uses these characters to portray intricate life lessons teaching readers about the complexities of...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Old Cat and the Young Mouse

The Old Cat and the Young Mouse is a classic fable by Jean de La Fontaine that explores themes of wisdom, experience, and cunning. The story involves an old, clever cat who fakes his own death to trick a naive young mouse into becoming its meal. It portrays the idea that youth and naivety can be ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Miser and the Ape

"The Miser and the Ape" is a collection of fables with moral lessons written by Jean de La Fontaine. Each story in this collection focuses on different characters, with the two most notable being the miser, who is obsessed with his wealth to the point of neglecting everything else, and the ape, w...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Cat and the Two Sparrows

The Cat and the Two Sparrows is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that centers around the themes of friendship, trust, and deception. The story depicts a cunning cat who befriends two sparrows living next to him. However, as the sparrows begin to trust the cat, it uses the opportunity to deceive the...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Sick Stag

"The Sick Stag" is a fable from the renowned French author, Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around a sick stag who hides in the forest, hoping to recover from his illness. When the stag notices that all the creatures of the forest are consuming the grass around his hiding place, making hi...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Wolf and the Fox

"The Wolf and the Fox" is a classic fable by Jean de La Fontaine that centers on the deceptive relationship between a fox and a wolf. The cunning fox tricks the wolf multiple times for his own survival. The narrative presents themes of cleverness and survival, offering valuable lessons about wit,...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Lion, the Ape, and the Two Asses

The Lion, the Ape, and the Two Asses is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that narrates the story of a Lion, an Ape and two Asses who formed an alliance. The Lion being the self-proclaimed king of this group, he misused his power, exploiting the unsuspecting members. The tale is full of moral lesson...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Two Goats

"The Two Goats" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that illustrates the consequences of stubbornness and lack of compromise. The story revolves around two goats who find each other on opposite ends of a narrow mountain pass. Both goats desire to cross, but neither is willing to give way to the oth...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Dream of an Inhabitant of Mogul

"The Dream of an Inhabitant of Mogul" is a philosophical novella by Jean de La Fontaine that explores the nature of dreams, reality, and the mysteries of existence. The story revolves around the protagonist, a Mogul inhabitant, who embarks on a surreal journey in his dream. Throughout his dream j...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Farmer, the Dog, and the Fox

This is a charming and thought-provoking book that tells the tale of a cunning fox, a loyal dog, and a simple farmer. The story, written by the renowned fabulist Jean de La Fontaine, uses animals to represent human characteristics, enabling readers to navigate the complexities of life through acc...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Companions of Ulysses

"The Companions of Ulysses" is a captivating book by Jean de La Fontaine, recounting the adventures of Ulysses, a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. The book uniquely unfolds individual stories of Ulysses' faithful companions who accompanied him on his haz...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

The Owl and the Mice

The Owl and the Mice is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine about an unlikely alliance. In the story, an owl saved from a mob of birds by mice begins to act as a protector for the mice, even as it harbors its desire to hunt and eat them. The tale explores themes of nature, survival, and the complex dy...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
7 months ago

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