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Anatole France was the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, who was born in Paris in 1844. The son of a bookseller, Thibault had a lifelong interest in literature. He worked as a schoolteacher, as a reader and editor for publishing houses, and as an assistant librarian in Paris' Senate Library, in addition to writing fiction, plays, poetry, criticism, and autobiographical stories. In his lifetime, Thibault was considered one of France's most beloved authors, and he received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1921. France's first novel was The Famished Cat, published in 1879. France's best-known novels include Monsieur Bergeret in Paris, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, Member of the Institute (for which he received an award from the French Academy in 1881), At the Sign of the Reine Pedauque, Penguin Island, Thais (which became the basis for an opera), The Gods Are Athirst, and The Revolt of the Angels. During the late 1890s Thibault became very involved in political and social issues. He was especially committed to socialism and to the fight against anti-Semitism, mainly as a result of the Dreyfuss affair. This new awareness was reflected in his writing, particularly in books such as Penguin Island, which criticized contemporary French society, and The Revolt of the Angels, which parodied the Catholic Church. He also became the literary advisor to l'Humanitie, an influential socialist newspaper, and frequently contributed articles to it until, dissatisfied with the Communist party that had eventually evolved, he renounced all political ties to the left just before his death in 1924. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Penguin Island (Author) 808 copies, 16 reviews
The Gods Will Have Blood (Author) 763 copies, 17 reviews
The Revolt of the Angels (Author) 423 copies, 9 reviews
Thaïs (Author) 412 copies, 4 reviews
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (Author) 368 copies, 7 reviews
The Queen Pedauque (Author) 270 copies, 5 reviews
The Red Lily (Author) 237 copies, 3 reviews
My Friend's Book (Author) 96 copies, 1 review
Crainquebille (Author) 75 copies
A Mummer's Tale 52 copies
The Amethyst Ring (Author) 51 copies
Monsieur Bergeret in Paris (Author) 48 copies
Mother of Pearl 47 copies
The Well of Saint Clare 47 copies, 1 review
The White Stone 38 copies
Little Pierre 33 copies
Pierre Nozière 27 copies
The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife (Author) 27 copies, 1 review
Golden Tales of Anatole France 24 copies, 2 reviews
Balthasar (Author) 23 copies, 1 review
France. Oeuvres. Tome 1/4 (La Pléiade) (Author) 16 copies, 1 review
Rabelais 12 copies
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Paita 9 copies
Marguerite 9 copies
Putois 8 copies, 1 review
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Madame De Luzy 2 copies, 1 review
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PIERRE 2 copies
Cuentos 1 copy
Θαϊς 1 copy
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Molière 1 copy
Works 1 copy
Camille 1 copy
The Clown of God (some editions) 1,355 copies, 19 reviews
50 Great Short Stories (Contributor) 1,099 copies, 9 reviews
Pleasures and Regrets (Foreword, some editions) 384 copies, 3 reviews
Critical Theory Since Plato (Contributor, some editions) 372 copies, 1 review
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 273 copies
In the Nursery (My Book House) (Contributor) 252 copies
A World of Great Stories 239 copies, 4 reviews
No Tomorrow (Foreword, some editions) 187 copies, 12 reviews
Atheism: A Reader (Contributor) 175 copies, 3 reviews
Candide [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (Contributor) 142 copies, 2 reviews
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (Contributor) 98 copies, 2 reviews
Great Short Novels of Adult Fantasy (Contributor) 90 copies, 1 review
Golden Cities, Far (Contributor) 79 copies
French Short Stories (Contributor) 78 copies
The Best of All Possible Worlds (Contributor) 75 copies, 2 reviews
Famous Modern Ghost Stories (Contributor) 75 copies, 1 review
Great French Short Stories (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
The Second Dedalus Book of Decadence the Black Feast (Contributor) 44 copies, 3 reviews
Short Stories of the Sea (Contributor) 25 copies
The Best Sea Stories (Contributor) 19 copies
The Penguin Book of French Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 17 copies
All verdens fortellere (Author, some editions) 14 copies, 1 review
The Story Survey (Contributor) 6 copies
The Ambassador (Contributor) 5 copies
Tyve mesterfortællinger (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
The College Short Story Reader (Contributor) 2 copies
Meesters der Franse vertelkunst (Contributor) 2 copies
Historie Osobliwe I Fantastyczne (Contributor) 2 copies
French short stories (Contributor) 2 copies
The Nude in the French Theatre (Introduction) 1 copy
The Undying Past (Contributor) 1 copy
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