George (1882-1926) was an English writer, known chiefly for his popular fiction which included feminist, pacifist and socialist themes. Although born to English parents, he grew up in Paris and did not learn English until the age of twenty. In 1905 he moved to London where he became a journalist until the success of his first novel A Bed of Roses (1911), about a woman's descent into prostitution, allowed him to apply himself full-time to writing. His subsequent work sold well, appearing on both sides of the Atlantic, and in addition to his novels and short stories, George also wrote literary essays and several political tracts on left-wing themes. This critical evaluation of the work of French writer Anatole France (1844-1924) was first published in 1915.