Davidb's Books Page #3

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

The Ape and the Leopard

In The Ape and the Leopard, Jean de La Fontaine offers a collection of witty and insightful fables composed in verse. Through the use of animal characters like the deceptive ape and the proud leopard, La Fontaine explores various human traits and social relationships. The stories engage and chall...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Jupiter and the Traveller

"Jupiter and the Traveller" is a collection of insightful fables written by Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around a traveler who seeks Jupiter's help for his journey, offering him a glimpse of human life and its complexities. Through this narrative, the author subtly explores themes of f...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Fraudulent Trustee

"The Fraudulent Trustee" by Jean de La Fontaine is a collection of engaging stories that explore the themes of trust, deception, and betrayal. The book draws readers into a world where corrupt trustees exploit the blind faith of innocent people for their personal gain. These tales deliver powerfu...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Oyster and Its Claimants

"The Oyster and Its Claimants" is an abstract fable by Jean de La Fontaine which explores the themes of greed, conflict, and justice through the argument between two individuals claiming an oyster. Utilizing anthropomorphic animal characters, the book prompts readers to consider the nature of fai...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Democritus and the Abderanians

Democritus and the Abderanians is a literary work by Jean de La Fontaine that uses the Greek philosopher, Democritus, as a central figure to explore the concept of human folly. Drawing from ancient Greek culture, the book depicts Democritus as an observer of human foolishness, while also illustra...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Cat and the Rat

"The Cat and the Rat" is a classic fable by Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around the cunning cat and the naive rat, and their interactions within their animal kingdom. The book engages readers with its rich narratives and lessons of wisdom, portraying deep moral implications. It teaches...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Madman Who Sold Wisdom

The Madman Who Sold Wisdom is a humorous and intriguing fable by Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around a madman who, instead of selling usual goods, decides to sell wisdom. The irony lies in the fact that the madman believes that he can sell such an intangible and priceless concept, draw...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Education

"Education" by Jean de La Fontaine is not a traditional book but a compilation of the author's fables which are noted for their wisdom and moral lessons. Through engaging and witty stories featuring animals and humans, La Fontaine enlightens readers on the values of ethics, humility, and understa...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Two Pigeons

"The Two Pigeons" is a poetic fable by Jean de La Fontaine. It explores the themes of love, freedom, wanderlust, and the dangers inherent in exploration. In essence, the story is about two pigeons, deeply in love, but one of them gets bored at home and wants to explore the world. Despite the othe...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Falcon and the Capon

"The Falcon and the Capon" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that uses animal characters to reflect human behaviour. The story explores a tamed falcon who refuses to hunt capons, pointing out that he was one of them before he grew into a falcon. Through this compelling narrative, La Fontaine expl...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Jupiter and the Thunderbolts

"Jupiter and the Thunderbolts" by Jean de La Fontaine is a metaphorical tale inspired by Greek mythology. The story spins around Jupiter, the king of gods, who is discontent with the behavior of humans. Although Jupiter has the power to strike them with his thunderbolts, he is afraid to ignite a ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wolf and the Hunter

"The Wolf and the Hunter" is a tale by Jean de La Fontaine that uses anthropomorphized characters to depict the complex relationship between a wolf and a hunter. The storyline masterfully demonstrates the cruelty and the inherent conflict in nature, as well as the struggle for survival. La Fontai...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Advantage of Being Clever

"The Advantage of Being Clever" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine that explores moral lessons through charming and witty tales. It underscores the importance of wit, wisdom, and cleverness in overcoming life's obstacles and challenges. The stories feature a variety of characters fr...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Two Dogs and the Dead Ass

The Two Dogs and the Dead Ass by Jean de La Fontaine is a fable which tells a story of two dogs who find a dead donkey. It explores the theme of greed and folly, highlighting that greed often leads to negative consequences. It is also about the immoderate desire of pleasure and the foolishness of...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Ass and the Dog

The Ass and the Dog is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that explores themes of friendship, survival, and societal roles. The story revolves around an ass and a dog who embark on a journey together. Throughout their journey, they face various hardships and challenges which they must overcome togeth...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Torrent and the River

"The Torrent and the River" is a profound compilation of elegantly crafted fables by Jean de La Fontaine. The book delivers relatable messages about life, nature, and human behavior through stories usually featuring animals and mythical creatures. These timeless stories are known for their clever...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Horoscope

"The Horoscope" is a classic tale where the author, Jean de La Fontaine, unravels the paradoxes of human life in a simple yet profound manner. The story revolves around a devoted father who sets off to consult a horoscope concerning the fate of his newborn son. The narrative treads a path through...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Bashaw and the Merchant

"The Bashaw and the Merchant" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that encapsulates themes of business ethics, fairness, and wisdom. The story unfolds around an unjust Bashaw (a high-ranking official) who attempts to confiscate the entirety of a wealthy merchant's goods. The merchant, through his c...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Funeral of the Lioness

"The Funeral of the Lioness" is not a standalone book, but rather, it is one of the famed fables written by French poet Jean de La Fontaine. This fable, like many of his others, uses animals to tell a moral or satirical tale. In this case, the story involves the death of the lion's wife, the lion...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Rat and the Elephant

The Rat and the Elephant is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that underlines the moral that size does not define importance. The story narrates an encounter between a rat and an elephant, where the elephant brags about his size and stature while demeaning the rat. However, the roles are reversed wh...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Pig, the Goat, and the Sheep

"The Pig, the Goat, and the Sheep" is a fable tale written by Jean de La Fontaine. It follows the story of three farm animals - a pig, a goat, and a sheep - and their interactions within their shared life on the farm. The book carries moral themes of wisdom, collaboration, and responsibility, pro...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Two Friends

"The Two Friends" is a short story by Jean de La Fontaine that explores the themes of friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice. It tells the story of two close friends who go into the dangerous forest against the advice of others. When one of them is captured by a ferocious lion, the other bravely step...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Rat and the Oyster

"The Rat and the Oyster" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that conveys moral lessons through a cleverly woven tale. The story is about a rat who, having only experienced life in the barn, ventures out to the seashore. There, it gets attracted by a partially open oyster and sticks its snout insid...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Joker and the Fishes

The Joker and the Fishes is a compelling collection of fables centered on the fascinating relationship, interplay, and implications between the cunning joker and the world of fishes. Inspired by French author Jean de La Fontaine's love for morality-driven storytelling, the book unravels various a...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Tircis and Amaranth

Tircis and Amaranth is a book by Jean de La Fontaine that unfolds a tale of romantic love and tragedy. Set in a pastoral background, it follows the emotional journey of two shepherds, Tircis and Amaranth, whose love for each other is touched by fate. The book is replete with La Fontaine's flair f...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Woman and the Secret

"The Woman and the Secret" by Jean de La Fontaine is a collection of fables that revolve around the theme of secrets and the consequences that arise from holding or revealing them. The stories gracefully integrate humor, wit, and twist of fate with a profound insight into human nature and the soc...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Man and the Flea

"The Man and the Flea" by Jean de La Fontaine is a satirical fable that explores the power dynamics and standards of justice in society. Through the interaction between a flea and a man who seeks to kill it, the book exposes the often irrational and biased ways that power is executed, using a sim...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Bear and the Amateur of Gardening

"The Bear and the Amateur of Gardening" is a captivating story that utilizes animal characters to deliver a meaningful life lesson. The narrative showcases Jean de La Fontaine's exceptional interpretation of human nature, embodying it in a bear character that forms an unlikely friendship with a g...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Power of Fables

The Power of Fables is a collection of moralistic tales by French poet Jean de La Fontaine. The stories, often featuring animals and mythical creatures as their primary characters, serve as a tool to teach lessons about virtue, wisdom, and human nature. Known for their simplicity and wit, these f...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Death and the Dying Man

"Death and the Dying Man" is a philosophical book written by Jean de La Fontaine exploring the concept of mortality. Through eloquent prose and comprehensive insights, the author delves on the subject of death, discussing its inevitability, implications, and societal attitude towards it. The book...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Dog Which Carried Round His Neck His Master's Dinner

"The Dog Which Carried Round His Neck His Master's Dinner" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. It tells the story of a dog who carried his master's meal around his neck, only to face the irresistible temptation of hunger on the way. The dog's struggle with instinct and duty serves as an exploratio...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Head and the Tail of the Serpent

"The Head and the Tail of the Serpent" by Jean de La Fontaine is a part of La Fontaine's well-known collection, Fables. This particular fable is a tale about a snake with a disputing head and tail, arguing about who should lead. As with La Fontaine's other fables, it provides a moral message abou...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

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