The Revolt of the Angels (Paperback)

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Books are missing from the archbishop's shelves and the librarian is helpless to explain until the culprit is revealed: Arcade, the clergyman's guardian angel, has been educating himself. Immersion in works of philosophy and science has convinced Arcade that God is a cruel tyrant. Revolution is the only answer, and Arcade joins a host of fallen angels to mount a rebellion that proposes to install Satan on the throne of heaven.
This 1914 novel by Nobel laureate Anatole France offers a brilliant satire of war, government, and religion. Published on the eve of World War I, the fable voices an ever-resonant protest against violence and despotism. The author's sense of humor brings a remarkably contemporary air to the Paradise Lost scenario, and stunning black-and-white illustrations by Frank C. Pap complement the tale's fantasy elements.

About the Author


Poet, novelist, and journalist Anatole France (1844-1924) received the Nobel Prize in 1921 in recognition of his literary achievements. His works reflect an ironic and skeptical point of view, and his books were placed on the Roman Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486824994
ISBN-10: 0486824993
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: March 21st, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English