The Gods Will Have Blood by Anatole France

The Gods Will Have Blood

byAnatole FranceTranslated byFrederick DaviesIntroduction byFrederick Davies

Paperback | March 27, 1980

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It is April 1793 and the final power struggle of the French Revolution is taking hold: the aristocrats are dead and the poor are fighting for bread in the streets. In a Paris swept by fear and hunger lives Gamelin, a revolutionary young artist appointed magistrate, and given the power of life and death over the citizens of France. But his intense idealism and unbridled single-mindedness drive him inexorably towards catastrophe. Published in 1912, The Gods Will Have Blood is a breathtaking story of the dangers of fanaticism, while its depiction of the violence and devastation of the Reign of Terror is strangely prophetic of the sweeping political changes in Russia and across Europe.

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Anatole France (Jacques-Anatole-Francois Thibault) was born in Paris in 1844, the only son of a book dealer. Working throughout his life in the publishing industry, he also contributed to various reviews and from 1873 was beginning to focus on his own creative writing. In 1897 he was elected to the Academic Francaise. The decisive shi...
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Title:The Gods Will Have BloodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.47 inPublished:March 27, 1980Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140443525

ISBN - 13:9780140443523

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