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At the Sign of the Reine Pedauque

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ISBN-10: 1117153509

ISBN-13: 9781117153506

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anatole France

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This double volume contains two of the most representative novels of Anatole France. At the Sign of the Reine Pedauque, with its famous figure, the Abbe Jerome Coignard - priest, scholar, and vagabond - marked the full maturity of its author, and has always had the enthusiastic appreciation of British critics and readers. The Revolt of the Angels, written twenty years later, is France's last major work, a realistic fantasy, with ideas which are apposite to-day, and the book which the author regarded as his best. The two novels make an excellent pair, each in its own way typical of France's tradition-steeped yet sceptical philosophy, and of that 'alternating communion and conflict of…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Publication date: 11/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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…