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The Gods Are Athirst. Translation by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson.

The Gods Are Athirst. Translation by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson. (Used)

by France, Anatole

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 11016, 11016

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London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1913, red gilt cloth, dj, 285pp, very fine condition, bright & fresh. A volume from the Works of Anatole France. From Wiki: The son of a bookseller, France spent most of his life around books. His father's bookstore was called the Librairie France. Anatole France studied at the Collge Stanislas and after graduation he helped his father by working at his bookstore. After several years he secured the position of a cataloguer at Bacheline-Deflorenne and at Lemerre, and in 1876 he was appointed a librarian for the French Senate. Ironic, skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was elected to the AcadŽmie franaise in 1896 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921. He is buried in the Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery near Paris. "I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom."

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