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Ivan Andreyevich Krylov (; February 13, 1769 – November 21, 1844) is Russia's best-known fabulist and probably the most epigrammatic of all Russian authors.Janko Lavrin. Gogol. Haskell House Publishers, 1973. Page 6. Formerly a dramatist and journalist, he only discovered his true genre at the age of 40. While many of his earlier fables were loosely based on Aesop's and La Fontaine's, later fables were original work, often with a satirical bent.

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by Krylov, Ivan Andreevich, 1768-1844
London (England) : Jonathan Cape, 1926
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