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Gods are Athirst

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Gods are Athirst by Anatole France is a gripping historical novel set during the French Revolution. The story follows the journey of a young artist named Evariste Gamelin as he becomes increasingly consumed by the fervor of the revolutionary ideals. As Gamelin rises in power within the new government, his morals and values are put to the test, ultimately leading to his downfall.

France masterfully blends fiction with historical events, providing readers with a vivid depiction of the chaos and brutality of the French Revolution. The character development is expertly done, as Gamelin transforms from a passionate artist into a ruthless revolutionary.

The novel's exploration of the dangers of extremism and the consequences of unchecked power is both thought-provoking and relevant in today's society. France's writing is elegant and evocative, drawing readers into the turbulent world of revolutionary France.

Overall, Gods are Athirst is a compelling and insightful read that will leave readers pondering the complexities of human nature and the pursuit of justice. It is a must-read for those interested in historical fiction and political intrigue.

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The Gods Are Athirst (French: Les dieux ont soif, also translated as The Gods Are Thirsty or The Gods Will Have Blood) is a 1912 novel by Anatole France.

The story follows the young Parisian painter √Čvariste Gamelin, who rises speedily from his humble beginnings to a member of the Revolutionary Tribunal in the second and third year of the French Revolution. In brilliant prose, Anatole France describes how √Čvariste's idealism turns into fanaticism, and he allows more and more heads to roll and blood to flow, placing himself and those he loves into ever greater danger.

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