Anatole France Signed Autograph Title Page Of Book
This item is a 4 1/2" X 6 1/2" piece of a title page taken from a book written by Anatole France. The book is titled-"The Amethyst Ring" and was published by Dodd Mead in 1922. This item also features a 4 1/2" X 7 1/2" piece of a cover page taken from the book.France, Anatole, pseud. of Jacques Anatole Thibault zhäk, tēbōˈ, 1844–1924, French writer. He was probably the most prominent French man of letters of his time. Among his best-remembered works is L'Île des pingouins (1908, tr. Penguin Island, 1909), an allegorical novel satirizing French history. His early fiction was characterized by a somewhat sentimental charm—e.g., Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881, tr. 1906), his first successful novel, and Le Livre de mon ami (1885, tr. My Friend's Book, 1913), the first of a series of autobiographical novels. Half his work appeared in periodicals and newspapers. After the Dreyfus Affair (in which he supported Zola) his work was slanted more to political satire. The elegance and subtle irony of his style are displayed in Thaïs (1890, tr. 1909), Le Lys rouge (1894, tr. The Red Lily, 1908), Les Dieux ont soif (1912, tr. The Gods Are Athirst, 1913), and La Révolte des anges (1914, tr. The Revolt of the Angels, 1914). His liaison with Mme de Caillavet, lasting 27 years, had a profound influence on his work; she spurred his ambition and saved him from material concern. In 1896 he was elected to the French Academy, and he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature.The title page has been autographed on the front by Anatole France with a fountain pen in blue.........TITLE PAGE,COVER PAGE AND AUTOGRAPH ARE ALL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.