Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: by May 1924.
Uncertain: the lack of reading traces makes it difficult to say whether Beckett read this book as well while at TCD. For the examinations that term, Beckett had to read Fontaine's Fables, which are also extant.
Fontaine, Jean de la: Œuvres complètes de la Fontaine
Paris: Igonette, Libraire, 1826
Nouvelle Edition
Notes: - précédées de l'éloge de l'auteur, par Chamfort. Nouvelle édition ornée d'un portrait et de douze gravures; - binding very fragile - front cover taped into spine

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