‘100 Quotes by Jean de la Fontaine’ uncovers one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.In this impressive collection, readers are invited to explore Fontaine’s influence on the French language, discovering pockets of wisdom and wit along the way. Having been depicted resisting the rule of Louis XIV during the dawn of the French Revolution in the 2007 film ‘Jean de la Fontaine’, his quotes are a must-read for those looking to discover one of the greatest thinkers - and writers - of the age. Ideal for Hugh Jackman fans of Les Misérables .Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695) was one of the most widely-read French poets of the 17th century. Known for his ‘Fables’, he explored a traditional style of French verse dating back to the Middle Ages. His influence on the French language today is reflected by his prestigious reception into the Académie Française, along with the many statues, pictures and depictions of Fontaine on coins, medals and stamps.