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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 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0691015325
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Inventory #24881
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Scales,Tony
Part geology study and part history, this story of the Natural Tunnel in Scott County, Virginia includes rare images and first-person accounts that span from its geological beginnings to its present role as a premier state park.150pp.N.B.BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER FRONT COVER CREASED.
The Overmountain Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 1570722870
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Inventory #15593
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Edited By Flack,J.Kirkpatrick
183pp.
University Press of Virginia, 1988, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0813910099
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Inventory #12262
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Hall, Stuart; Held, David; McGrew, Tony
Modernity and its Futures is a major introductory textbook which examines the forces reshaping modern industrial societies and the new patterns, structures and relationships that are emerging in the contemporary world. The key debates about these changes are introduced and critically discussed; they include the transformation of Eastern Europe, the collapse of the USSR, globalisation, environmental challenges, post industrialism, cultural change and post–modernism. The book also looks back to the formation of modern societies, and of social science, to explore the character of 'modernity' and the relationship between 'early–modern' and 'post–modern' societies, and assess whether the paradigms and theories used to analyse 'modern' societies are adequate for social formations today. 391pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners of covers slightly rubbed.
The Open University & Polity Press, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 074560966X
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Inventory #25712
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Hewitson, Jim
EX LIBRARY.Lacks ffep.One label one stamp.Following up his previous journey among the Scots in America, Jim Hewitson moves to the second great area of Scottish settlement - Australia and New Zealand. Focusing on the period up until World War II, the book examines in an anecdotal style the impact of the Scots - both positive and negative in the shaping of new lands, their continuing Scottishness, their integration and their achievements.308pp.
Canongate, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Ex Library. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0862417759
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Inventory #23118
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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