Anatole France


Born
in Paris, France
April 16, 1844

Died
October 12, 1924

Genre

Influences


Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921 "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament."

Anatole France began his career as a poet and a journalist. In 1869, Le Parnasse Contemporain published one of his poems, La Part de Madeleine. In 1875, he sat on the committee which was in charge of the third Parnasse Contemporain compilation. He moved Paul Verlaine and Mallarmé aside of this Parnasse. As a journalist, from 1867, he wrote a lot of articles and notices. He became famous with the novel Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881). Its protagonist, skeptical old scholar Sylvester Bonnard, embodied France's own personalit
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  10 votes 18.5%

Jane Austen - Gurur ve Önyargı, 1813, 424 sayfa
 
  7 votes 13.0%

Nikolai Gogol - Ölü Canlar, 1842, 479 sayfa
 
  6 votes 11.1%

Filibeli Ahmet Hilmi - Amak-ı Hayal, 1908, 147 sayfa
 
  5 votes 9.3%

Voltaire - Candide, 1759, 170 sayfa
 
  5 votes 9.3%

Anatole France- Penguenler Adası, 1908, 302 sayfa
 
  2 votes 3.7%

 
  2 votes 3.7%

Maxim Gorky - Mujik, 1900, 168 sayfa
 
  2 votes 3.7%

Herman Melville - Kâtip Bartleby, 1853, 63 sayfa
 
  2 votes 3.7%

Charles Dickens - Zor Zamanlar, 1854, 272 sayfa
 
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Anne Brontë - Şatodaki Kadın, 1848, 362 sayfa
 
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Henry James - Avrupalılar, 1878, 214 sayfa
 
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