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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241250402
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.99

The World Is Full Of Foolish Men

Little Black Classics


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Lions, foxes and cicadas expose the foibles of humanity in these sparkling 17th-century tales from France's greatest fabulist.

'The pleasure is twice as sweet
When you cheat a cheat.'
An illustrated collection of fables from one of France's most vital writers.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241250402
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.99

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