Fables de La Fontaine 2
La Fontaine, Jean de
My hat is off to Tormont. They get more mileage out of their good work than anyone else I know. They had done three different publications out of a set of illustrations by Georgeta Pusztai: a box of five English books, a box of five French books, and a gathering of the Best of Aesop's Fables published in 2001. Here comes a fourth presentation of the same illustrations, now with English texts of La Fontaine's fables. This is a set of three volumes, and so each contains more fables than the sets of five books done in English and French in boxes in 1997, even though the illustrations are the same as they were there. The series has shifted from Les Editions Tormont to Les Classiques Tormont. This volume has eight fables, with MM on the cover. Is the title-page illustration of a church-tower in the background a pointer to the background of MM's experience? I find particularly good the presentation of SS on 22-24, echoed on the back cover of the book.