Books: Anatole France

Philosopher, Artist, Skeptic, Sage

The last of the sages, he Has been called. An old man in a grey dressing-gown and scarlet skullcap, with objects d'art, with his disciples about him, in his home on the Avenue du Bois, Anatole France expressed his opinions on life, people, literature, always with kindly irony, a gentle skepticism. It was thus that the people of France came to think of the author of Thais and The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard and The Red Lily and The Rotisserie of Queen Pédauque —a philosopher, an immortal symbol. Now, in...

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