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Anatole France (1844-1924) used to be a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He used to be born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He used to be a profitable novelist, with a number of best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he used to be thought of in his day the best French guy of letters. He was once a member of the Académie Française, and gained the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature “in attractiveness of his wonderful literary achievements, characterised as they're by way of a the Aristocracy of fashion, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a real Gallic temperament.” This quantity collects a lot of his most renowned works as translated into English. incorporated are:

THE riot OF THE ANGELS

BALTHASAR

THE CURÉ'S MIGNONETTE

M. PIGEONNEAU

THE DAUGHTER OF LILITH

LAETA ACILIA

THE crimson EGG

THE ASPIRATIONS OF JEAN SERVIEN

THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD

A MUMMER'S TALE

THE QUEEN PEDAUQUE

THE crimson LILY

THAIS

CHILD lifestyles on the town AND COUNTRY

FANCHON

THE FANCY-DRESS BALL

THE SCHOOL

MARIE

THE PANDEAN PIPES

ROGER'S STUD

COURAGE

CATHERINE'S "AT HOME"

LITTLE SEA-DOGS

GETTING WELL

ACROSS THE MEADOWS

THE MARCH PAST

DEAD LEAVES

SUZANNE

FISHING

THE consequences OF GREATNESS

A kid's DINNER PARTY

THE MASS OF SHADOWS

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