The Anatole France MEGAPACK ®: 32 Classic Novels & Stories

17 Dec

The Anatole France MEGAPACK ®: 32 Classic Novels & Stories

The Anatole France MEGAPACK ®: 32 Classic Novels & Stories

Language: English

Pages: 0

ISBN: B00USFTDOG

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Anatole France (1844-1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie Française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature “in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament.” This volume collects many of his most famous works as translated into English. Included are:

THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS

BALTHASAR

THE CURÉ'S MIGNONETTE

M. PIGEONNEAU

THE DAUGHTER OF LILITH

LAETA ACILIA

THE RED EGG

THE ASPIRATIONS OF JEAN SERVIEN

THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD

A MUMMER'S TALE

THE QUEEN PEDAUQUE

THE RED LILY

THAIS

CHILD LIFE IN 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 PENALTIES OF GREATNESS

A CHILD'S DINNER PARTY

THE MASS OF SHADOWS

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It was a little cap of purple and gold, silver and pearls, and splendid as the dreams of a poor African slave. At that moment a stranger entered this interior court. She was clothed in a seamless garment of one piece, in colour like the dust of the roads. Her long hair was covered with ashes, but her face, worn by tears, still shone with glory and beauty. The slaves, mistaking her for a beggar, were about to drive her away when Laeta Acilia, recognising her at the first glance, rose and ran

from what he had seen her. He could not imagine her otherwise dressed or amid any other surroundings. He knew nothing whatever of women; this one had seemed motherly to him, and it was a mother such as Madame Ewans he would have liked to have. But how his heart beat and his brow burned as he pictured this imaginary mother a reality! Dating from the day at Saint-Cloud, Jean thought himself unhappy, and unhappy he became in fact. He was wilfully, deliberately insubordinate, proud of breaking rules

words, knew how to depict your dream in such vivid colours; in the second place, me, who was able to remember and repeat faithfully all your dream; and lastly, Mademoiselle Jeanne, whom I now introduce to you, for she herself modeled that wax figure precisely according to my instructions.” Madame de Gabry had taken the young girl’s hand as she spoke; but the latter had suddenly broken away from her, and was already running through the park with the speed of a bird. “Little crazy creature!”

air into stones and minerals, and that the atoms scattered throughout illimitable space, form, by the varying speed of their orbits, all the substance of this material world.” But Madame des Aubels was not listening. She had something on her mind, and to put an end to her suspense, she asked: “How long have you been here?” “I came with Maurice.” “Well—that’s a nice thing!” said she, shaking her head. But the Angel continued with heavenly serenity: “Everything in the Universe is circular,

my beloved child, listen to your guardian angel! Yield to my prayers, renounce your mad ideas; become good, simple, innocent, and happy once more. Put on your hat, come with me to Nôtre-Dame. We will say a prayer and burn a candle together.” Meanwhile public opinion was still active in the matter; the leading papers, the organs of the national awakening, in articles of real elevation and real depth, unravelled the philosophy of this monstrous attack which was revolting to the conscience. They

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