The revolt of the angels
    (2015)

    Nonfiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Dover Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2015
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9780486803067 (electronic bk.) MWT11607066, 0486803066 (electronic bk.) 11607066
LANGUAGE
English
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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. Pap̌ complement the tale's fantasy elements

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