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Jules Romains (1885–1972)

Author of Knock

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About the Author

Romains first appeared in English as a medical researcher, with his scientific work Eyeless Sight: A Study of Extra-Retinal Vision and the Paroptic Sense (1923). His first novel, The Death of a Nobody (1911), is still considered by many his masterpiece. The serial novel Men of Good Will begins in show more 1933, with its political unrest recalling the sixth of October 1908, six years before World War I, the day on which the first volume opens. The narrative combines imaginary events with historical, and fictitious characters with actual. This epic novel, with its vast canvas and mass of characters, is an expression of the author's "unanimist" conception of life, a theory that defines society through the individual's relation to masses or groups and contends that a group of people with a unanimous emotion (such as goodwill) can develop a mass power superior to any other force. Romains was international president of PEN from 1938 to 1941 and was elected to the French Academy in 1946. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Jules Romains

Knock (1923) — Author — 399 copies
Men of good will. Volume 8/14 : Verdun (1938) — Author — 127 copies
Les copains (1913) — Author — 98 copies
The Death of a Nobody (1911) — Author — 71 copies
The Lord God of the Flesh (1929) — Author — 41 copies
Lucienne (1922) — Author — 17 copies
Men of good will. Volume 1/14 : Men of good will (1932) — Author — 17 copies
Une femme singulière (1937) — Author — 13 copies
Les hommes de bonnes volonté (Very abridged) (2006) — Author — 12 copies
LA GUIRLANDE DES ANNES (1941) — Author — 10 copies
Les hommes de bonne volonté {complete} (1958) — Author — 10 copies
Quand le navire... (1929) — Author — 10 copies
Le fils de Jerphanion (1956) — Author — 9 copies
Les hommes de bonne volonté. Tome 16 : Verdun (1938) — Author — 8 copies
Seven Mysteries of Europe (1940) — Author — 7 copies
Les hommes de bonne volonté. Tome 8 : Province (1934) — Author — 5 copies
Men of good will. Volume 9/14 : Aftermath (1939) — Author — 5 copies
Amitiés et Rencontres (1970) — Author — 5 copies
Men of good will. Volume 11/14 : Work and play (1942) — Author — 5 copies
La vie unanime (1907) — Author — 5 copies
Yvan Goll (1956) — Author — 4 copies
Paris des Hommes de Bonne Volonté (1991) — Author — 3 copies
Marco Aurelio o el emperador de buena voluntad (1968) — Author — 3 copies
Le Besoin de Voir Clair (1958) — Author — 3 copies
Un Grand Honnete Homme Roman (1961) — Author — 3 copies
Salsette decouvre l'amerique (1942) — Author — 3 copies
Os Pândegos 2 copies
Europe (Classic Reprint) (French Edition) (1916) — Author — 2 copies
Bertrand de Ganges (1944) — Author — 2 copies
Men of good will. Volume 7/14 : Death of a world (1937) — Author — 2 copies
Stefan Zweig. Grand European (1941) — Author — 2 copies
La Scintillante (1924) — Author — 2 copies
Pour raison garder, volume 1 (1960) — Author — 2 copies
Grand Honnete Homme (1963) 1 copy
Pièces en un acte (1956) 1 copy
Examen de conscience des français. (1954) — Author — 1 copy
Lettre à un ami (1964) 1 copy
The New Day 1 copy
Memoires de Madame Chauverel, I (1959) — Author — 1 copy
L'homme blanc (1937) — Author — 1 copy
Le problème numéro un (1947) — Author — 1 copy
Tre møder 1 copy
Chants des dix années (1928) — Author — 1 copy
Violation de frontières (1951) — Author — 1 copy
Odes et prières (1913) — Author — 1 copy
Ai-je fait ce que j'ai voulu ? (1964) — Author — 1 copy
Mission ou démission de la France ? (1942) — Author — 1 copy
Dirilen Şehir (1906) — Author — 1 copy
Souvenirs et confidences d'un ecrivain (1958) — Author — 1 copy
Pierres levees : suivi de Maisons : poemes (1945) — Author — 1 copy
Memoires de Madame Chauverel, II (1960) — Author — 1 copy
Le moulin et l'hospice (1949) — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

The Short Novels of Balzac (1958) — Introduction, some editions — 8 copies
Dr. Knock (2018) — Author, some editions — 3 copies
Les Hommes de Bonne Volonte (Extraits), Vol. II (1954) — Contributor — 2 copies
Les hommes de bonne volonté - tome 1 (extraits) (1954) — Contributor — 2 copies
l'Histoire de Scipion (1978) — Contributor — 1 copy
Napoléon (1960) — Contributor — 1 copy

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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
Begun as a realistic novel of manners in the late 1920's this extremely long novel, running from October 6, 1909 until the same day in 1934 has now become an historical novel merely by longevity. This translation is quite readable, and the work has a claim to be the longest novel so far. this English Transation runs to twelve volumes.
 
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DinadansFriend | 1 other review | Jan 19, 2024 |
The second volume of one of the longest novels ever, we are firmly in edwardian France, and setting up the cast of characters to be used for the long haul.
 
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DinadansFriend | Jan 15, 2024 |
Our two men of interest, are in their adolescence, and the Edwardian World is wonderfully diverse. there are several portraits of the streams of socialist thought on the continent at the time.
 
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