Anatole France Biography

Biography of Anatole France, recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Paris, France. His original name was Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault.

Anatole France, recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Paris, France. His original name was Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault. His father was a bookseller. He was educated at the College Stanislaus. He worked for some time as a publisher's assistant at Bacheline-Deflorenne and as a teacher. He later became an assistant librarian for the French Senate.

France's first book, LES POEMES DORES, was published when he was 29. His recognition as a writer came with his 1881 novel LE CRIME DE SYLVESTRE BONNARD. His works have been placed in the Index of Forbidden Books of the Roman Catholic Church.

France died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire in 1924.

CHRONOLOGY

1844 He was born in Paris, France. (April 16)

1873 LES POEMES DORES

1876 LES NOCES CORINTHIENNES (THE BRIDE OF CORINTH); IDYLLES ET LEGENDES; He became an assistant librarian for the French Senate.



1877 He married Valerie Guerin de Sauville.

1879 JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE (JOCASTA AND THE FAMISHED CAT)

1881 LE CRIME DE SYLVESTRE BONNARD

1882 LES DESIRS DE JEAN SERVIEN (THE ASPIRATIONS OF JEAN SERVIEN)

1885 LE LIVRE DE MON AMI (MY FRIEND'S BOOK)

1886 MARGUERITE

1889 BALTHAZAR

1890 THAIS; He resigned his job at the French Senate.

1892 L'ETUI DE NACRE (THE MOTHER-OF-PEARL BOX); LE PROCURATEUR DE JUDEE

1893 LA ROTISSERIE DE LA REINE PEDAUQUE (AT THE SIGN OF REINE PEDAUQUE); LES OPINIONS DE JEROME COIGNARD; He and Valerie Guerin de Sauville divorced.

1894 LE LYS ROUGE (THE RED LILY); AU PETIT BONHEUR

1895 LE PUITS DE SAINTE-CLARE (THE WELL OF SANTA CLARA); LE JARDIN D'EPICURE (THE GARDEN OF EPICUROS)

1896 He was elected to the Academie Francaise.

1897 L'ORME DU MAIL; LE MANNEQUIN D'OSIER

1898 PIERRE NOZIERE

1899 L'ANNEAU D'AMETHYESTE

1901 MONSIEUR BERGERET A PARIS; L'AFFAIRE CRAINQUEBILLE

1902 CRAINQUEBILLE

1903 HISTOIRE COMIQUE

1905 SUR LA PIERRE BLANCHE (THE WHITE STONE)

1906 VERS LES TEMPS MEILLEURS

1908 L'ILE DES PINGOUINS (PENGUIN ISLAND); LES CONTES DE JACQUES TOURNEBROCHE (THE MERRY TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHE); LA VIE DE JEANNE D'ARC (THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC)

1909 LES SEPT FEMMES DE LE BARBE-BLEU ET AUTRES CONTES MERVEILLEUX (THE SEVEN WIVES OF BLUEBEARD AND OTHER MARVELLOUS TALES)

1912 LA COMEDIE DE CELUI QUI EPOUSA UNE FEMME MUETTE (THE MAN WHO MARRIED A DUMB WIFE); LES DIEUX ONT SOIF (THE GODS ARE ATHIRST)

1913 LE GENIE LATIN

1914 LA REVOLTE DES ANGES (THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS)

1917 His daughter, Suzanne, died.

1918 LE PETIT PIERRE

1921 He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1922 LA VIE EN FLEUR (THE BLOOM OF LIFE)

1924 He died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France. (October 12)

1925 DERNIERES PAGES INEDITES; OEVRES COMPLETES

1967 ROMANS ET CONTES

1968 OEVRES COMPLETES

1970 PREFACES, INTRODUCTIONS, AND OTHER UNCOLLECTED PAPERS

1974 WORKS

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