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la Fontaine, Jean de

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishla Fontaine, Jean deJean de la Fontainela Fon‧taine, Jean de /læ fɒnˈteɪn $ lɑː fɑːn-, ʒɒn də $ ʒɑːn-/  (1621–95) a French poet, famous for his Fables, a collection of short stories which teach a moral lesson. The characters in these stories are usually animals that speak, and many of them are based on stories by the ancient Greek writer aesop.
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