As in Paradise Lost, the angels are in revolt against God. Anatole France’s satire of war, government, and religion offers an ever-resonant protest against. The Revolt of the Angels by Anatole France was published in and deals with Gnosticism and angels in the form of a novel. Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and successful novelist with several best-sellers. La Revolte des Anges (Revolt of the Angels, ) is often considered Anatole France’s most profound and ironic novel. Loosely based on the.

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Aatole he does not give in and does not lose hope. He moves to Paris, meets a woman, falls in love, and loses his virginity causing his wings to fall off, joins the revolutionary movement of angels, and meets the Devil, who realizes that if he overthrew God, he would become just like God.

The main story is much like the title. Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones 2nd Choir: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anatole France.

Anatole France – Wikipedia

In order to enshrine Enlightenment values in the work, the author rveolt these words to Lucifer upon being cast from heaven: I did like the credit he gave Martin Luther, though. And, to speak candidly, He is not so much a god as a vain and ignorant demiurge. Anatole France takes the idea of Maurice, a young man in his twenties who in the early part of the twentieth century, while living a debauched amoral lifestyle, claims to be a good Catholic, though France points out that Maurice is NOT a good Christian.


In General, the author is ridiculing the events of in France. Its curator, Monsieur Sariette, begins to notice books being misplaced and damaged overnight, and even sees them floating out of the library to the summer-house. What pleasure can you find in intercourse with these unclean little animals, composed, as they are, of elements so unstable that they may be said to be in a state of constant evanescence?

I loved this book. Poor Sariette the family librarian cannot explain the weird things going on in the library, books displaced, thrown around, found outside the library and worst of all randomly desecrated. He plays beautifully on that flute. Now, of course, all this could be merely a product of my inflamed imagination. This fits their agenda well, as it revotl ultimately seen as an anti-Christian sentiment, and beauty is equated with idolatry, by France.

The Angels are very much human. He himself chose this outcome. And neither would one live- since to live is to act. Well, why not blame the plague on the Jews? After rrevolt years he secured the position of cataloguer at Bacheline-Deflorenne and franec Lemerre.

In fin de siecle France Politics are polarised.

Library resources about Anatole France. It is difficult to subject physiological impulses to perfectly defined rules. France is a superb writer.

Anatole France

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil. He is a narrow minded tyrant, only one of many who operate in our galaxy, he has based his power on the fable of Angel, which Anatole France says, could influence those feeble intellects that are to be found everywhere in great masses and enjoy the idea of suffering in this world to gain an advantage in the next.


I certainly doubt it happened anatolle way. It is a satirical history of Francestarting in Medieval times, going on to the writer’s own time with special attention to the Dreyfus affair and concluding with a dystopian future.

The Revolt of the Angels by Anatole France Book Review

Apparently, licenses on century old books do not oof. There is, in addition many instances of Scripture being used correctly and yet a single false statement added to the 3 true ones, so that the whole argument is twisted into a lie.

The fallen angels claim that virtues and morals lead to murder. When they were cast on Earth, they felt sorry for man who was so ignorant, and decided to teach him how the world works.

He died in and is buried in the Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery near Paris. This seems random to me. Very well chosen points all, and excellent characterization. Besides racism, there are multiple examples of misogyny in his ideas as well, even in the middle of denying being misogynistic at one point.

I was never that curious.