Click here to skip to this page's main content.

 Hello!   Open Library is participating in our eBook lending program. Browse the growing lending library of over 250,000 eBooks!

Site Search

Site Search
Last edited by Anonymous
February 9, 2012 | History

Anatole France

16 April 1844 - 12 October 1924

Anatole France was born François-Anatole Thibault in Paris, the son of a bookseller. His father's bookstore, Librairie France, specialized in books and papers on the French Revolution and was frequented by many notable writers and scholars of the day. Anatole France studied at the Collège Stanislas and went to work with his father after his graduation. After several years he became a cataloguer at Bacheline-Deflorenne and at Lemerre. He began his career as a poet and a journalist. In 1876 he was appointed a librarian for the French Senate. He became famous with the novel Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), which won a prize from the French Academy. He was elected to the Académie française in 1896. In the 1920s, his writings were put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Prohibited Books Index) of the Roman Catholic Church. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921.

105 works Add another?

Sorting by Most Editions | First Published | Most Recent

Photo of Anatole France

4 Lists See all

Links (outside Open Library)

Alternative names

History Created April 1, 2008 · 8 revisions
Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

February 9, 2012 Edited by Anonymous Added new photo
June 5, 2011 Edited by Budelberger merge authors
November 21, 2010 Edited by Alan Millar merge authors
April 12, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Added photos to author pages.
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import