Jean Servien was born in a back-shop in the Rue
Notre-Dame des Champs. His father was a bookbinder
and worked for the Religious Houses. Jean was
a little weakling child, and his mother n...
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 ...