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Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre
French naturalist, entomologist, and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects
Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre


  • Bramble-Bees and Others (external scan), Project Gutenberg
  • The Life of the Grasshopper
  • Insect Adventures. Selections from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Fabre's Souvenirs entomologiques, retold for young people.
  • The Life of the Caterpillar
  • Field, Forest, and Farm: Things interesting to young nature lovers, including some matters of moment to gardeners and fruit-growers (Full text external scan)
  • This Earth of Ours: Talks about Mountains and Rivers, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Geysers & Other Things
  • The Life of The Scorpion
  • The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
  • The Mason Bees (external scan), Project Gutenberg
  • Curiosities of Science
  • The Insect World of J. Henri Fabre. Introduction and Interpretive Comments by Edwin Way Teale; Foreword to 1991 edition by Gerald Durrell
  • The Life of the Spider (Translated) Preface by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • The Life of the Fly (Translated) (external scan)
  • The Hunting Wasps
  • More Hunting Wasps (external scan) Project Gutenberg
  • The Wonders of Instinct: Chapters in the Psychology of Insects (external scan), Project Gutenberg
  • Social Life in the Insect World (external scan), Project Gutenberg
  • Insect life (external scan)


Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.