PART THE FIRST —­ THE LOTUS
In those days there were many hermits living in the
desert. On both banks of the Nile numerous huts,
built by these solitary dwellers, of branches held
The works of the French novelist and essayist Anatole France (1844-1924) combine classical purity of style with penetrating flashes of irony. He is a major figure in the tradition of liberal humanism ...