Contes et nouvelles en vers

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Contes et nouvelles en vers
Perretta, smiling, exposes herself to a horrified imp.
Illustration by Charles Eisen for the poem "The Devil of Pope-Fig Island"
Author Jean de La Fontaine
Country France
Language French
Genre Ribaldry
Publisher Claude Barbin
Publication date
1665
Published in English
1735
Media type Print
Pages 94
OCLC 458206970
Preceded by Parution des deux premiers contes: Joconde, et Le cocu battu et content
Followed by 3 contes: Les frères de Catalogne, l'Ermite et Mazet de Lamporechio

Contes et nouvelles en vers (French: Tales and Novellae in Verse) is an anthology of various ribald short stories and novellae collected and versified from prose by Jean de La Fontaine. Claude Barbin of Paris published the collection in 1665.

La Fontaine drew from several French and Italian works of the 15th and 16th centuries, among them The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio, Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, Antoine de la Sale's collection Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles, and the work of Bonaventure des Périers.

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  1. "Joconde", Orlando Furioso XXVIII, 4ff
  2. "Le Cocu batu, et content", Decameron VII.7
  3. "Le Mari confesseur"
  4. "Le Savetier"
  5. "La Paysan"
  6. "Le Muletier"
  7. "La Servante justifie'e"
  8. "La Gageure des trois commeres", Decameron VII.8 and VII.9 (with some modifications)
  9. "Le Calendrier des vieillards"
  10. "A femme avare galant escroc"
  11. "On ne s'avise jamais de tout"
  12. "Le gascon puni"
  13. "La Fiancée du roi de garbe"
  14. "La Coupe enchante'e"
  15. "Le Faucon"
  16. "Le Petit chien"
  17. "Paté d'anguille"
  18. "Le Magnifique"
  19. "La Matrone d'ephese"
  20. "Belphegor"
  21. "La Clochette"

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