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The gods will have blood

By: Davies, Frederick France, Anatole

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140443525 / 9780140443523
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22/11/1979
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Author won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913

It is April 1793 and the final power struggle of the French Revolution is taking hold: the aristocrats are dead and the poor are fighting for bread in the streets.

In a Paris swept by fear and hunger lives Gamelin, a revolutionary young artist appointed magistrate, and given the power of life and death over the citizens of France.

But his intense idealism and unbridled single-mindedness drive him inexorably towards catastrophe.

Published in 1912, The Gods Will Have Blood is a breathtaking story of the dangers of fanaticism, while its depiction of the violence and devastation of the Reign of Terror is strangely prophetic of the sweeping political changes in Russia and across Europe.

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DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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