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Anatole France (1844-1924) used to be a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was once born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He used to be a winning novelist, with numerous best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he used to be thought of in his day definitely the right French guy of letters. He was once a member of the Académie Française, and gained the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature “in reputation of his outstanding literary achievements, characterised as they're by means of a the Aristocracy of favor, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a real Gallic temperament.” This quantity collects a lot of his most famed works as translated into English. incorporated are:
THE insurrection OF THE ANGELS
THE CURÉ'S MIGNONETTE
THE DAUGHTER OF LILITH
THE pink EGG
THE ASPIRATIONS OF JEAN SERVIEN
THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD
A MUMMER'S TALE
THE QUEEN PEDAUQUE
THE crimson LILY
CHILD existence on the town AND COUNTRY
THE FANCY-DRESS BALL
THE PANDEAN PIPES
CATHERINE'S "AT HOME"
ACROSS THE MEADOWS
THE MARCH PAST
THE consequences OF GREATNESS
A kid's DINNER PARTY
THE MASS OF SHADOWS
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