Anatole France Thibault

[Francois-Anatole] (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924 / Paris)

Anatole France Thibault
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Anatole France, born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his literary achievements.

France is also widely believed to be the model for narrator Marcel's literary idol Bergotte in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Early Life

The son of a bookseller, France spent most of his life around books. His father's bookstore, called the ... more »

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