The Loves of Cupid and Psyche; in Verse and Prose. From the French of La Fontaine ... The Whole Illustrated with Notes. By Mr. Lockman
In 1669, one year after publishing his first collection of Fables, the poet Jean de La Fontaine wrote a short novel interspersed with verse, Les Amours de Psyché et de Cupidon. The retelling of the ancient myth is framed by a promenade through the gardens of Versailles, starting at the Menagerie. This English translation by John Lockman (1698–1771) added extensive and entertaining annotations that illustrate the enduring appeal of the royal zoo.