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The Gods Are Athirst
by Anatole France

(French title: Les dieux ont soif)

Anatole France’s novel The Gods are Athirst (Les Dieux ont soif, 1912) tells the story of the painter Evariste Gamelin, who developed into a fanatical Jacobin during the French Revolution at the beginning of the 90’s in the 18th century. Filled with a sense of fairness and justice as a young man, he soon became a bloodthirsty judge, sending hundreds of people, including many innocent ones and even close friends, to the guillotine, until he himself became a victim of the historical developments.
Anatole France (1844-1924), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1921, was one of France’s greatest authors. His most successful works besides The Gods are Athirst are the novels The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (Le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard, 1881), Penguin Island (L'île des pingouins, 1908) and The Revolt of the Angels (La révolte des anges, 1914).

Anatole France (April 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924) was the pen name of French author Jacques Anatole François Thibault.

Anatole France became known after the publication of Le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881) where he looked back at the 18th century as a golden age.


ISBN: 9781595690128 (1595690123)

Language: English

Subjects: Fiction (France, French Revolution, Robespierre, Danton, Marat, History)

Pages: 188

List price: $16.95 (Discounts at and most other online stores)

Book Type: 5.5 x 8.5 in, Perfect Bound - Paperback


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