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The Gods Want Blood
     

The Gods Want Blood

by Anatole France, Douglas Parmee (Translator)
 
Set in Paris during the years of the Reign of Terror, 'The Gods Want Blood' centres on the rise to power of Jacobin sympathizer Evariste Gamelin, a young painter who becomes a juror on a local Revolutionary tribunal. Caught up in the bloodthirsty madness surrounding him, he helps to dispense cruel justice in the name of his ideals, while at the same time succumbing to

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Set in Paris during the years of the Reign of Terror, 'The Gods Want Blood' centres on the rise to power of Jacobin sympathizer Evariste Gamelin, a young painter who becomes a juror on a local Revolutionary tribunal. Caught up in the bloodthirsty madness surrounding him, he helps to dispense cruel justice in the name of his ideals, while at the same time succumbing to his own petty instincts of revenge when he jealously pursues a rival for the affections of his lover Elodie.

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"One of the best novels written about the French Revolution and its aftermath." - TLS

"A splendid evocation of the clubs, courts and murderous tumbrils of revolutionary Paris." - TLS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847493194
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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The son of a Parisian bookseller, Anatole France (1844–1924) became one of the most successful novelists and most famous men of letters of his time, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921.

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