The Gods Will Have Blood

The Gods Will Have Blood It is April 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 li

  • Title: The Gods Will Have Blood
  • Author: Anatole France Frederick Davies
  • ISBN: 9780140443523
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 sinIt 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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    1. Les dieux ont soif = The Gods Are Athirst = The Gods Are Thirsty = The Gods Will Have Blood, Anatole France تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه دسامبر سال 1971 میلادیعنوان: خدایان تشنه اند؛ نویسسنده: آناتول فرانس؛ مترجم: کاظم عمادی؛ تهران، ابن سینا، 1337، در 254 ص، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی قرن 19 مهمین ترجمه را در تهران، امیرکبیر، [...]

    2. 3.5 - 4 starsWhat happens when we let an idea, an ideal of what humanity ought to be, perhaps even a good one of what it could be, consume us? What happens when the idea becomes more important than the people it is meant to represent? What happens when this idea becomes a god to be worshipped blindly and that god thirsts for human blood in the name of necessity and perfection? Well, the answer is pretty self-evident I guess.Anatole France’s The Gods will Have Blood aka The Gods are Athirst sho [...]

    3. آنجا که آدمی خیال میکند که حقیقت را در دست دارد ، تبدیل به موجودی خونخوار و خشن میشود

    4. Mutlak monarşinin yıkılıp yerine Cumhuriyetin kurulduğu Fransız Devrimi, tarihte kendi çocuklarını (devrimi yapanları) yiyen devrim olarak akıllarda yer edinmiştir. Ünlü-ünsüz, yoksul-aristokrat ayrımına bakılmaksızın bir yığın insanın giyotinle kurban edildiği bir kökten değişimdir. Lakin henüz emekleme çağında olan bu değişim, Cumhuriyetçilerin "hain arama" ve "içimizdeki düşmanlar" paranoyasıyla adeta bir kıyıma dönüşür. Kralı deviren Cumhuriyet [...]

    5. I really enjoyed the book despite a not so perfectly translated version I had. It is meticulously detailed in describing people, their characteristics, opinions and behavior and also in describing locations. Though I find some statements a bit pretentious and not natural for that specific situation. The similarity of people and the incidents throughout the time and place is unbelievable. While devouring every sentence, I was thinking of some people I knew who leaved in another country in another [...]

    6. rùng rợn rởn tóc gáy (dù ngu sử trình độ văn hóa kém trí nhớ tan tác nên thiệt ra đọc hồi cũng không biết mẹ nào là mẹ nào phe nào là phe nào và sự kiện nào là sự kiện nào)cuối cùng sau nhiều năm, rất nhiều năm, rất rất nhiều năm, đã thích được một nhân vật nam trong sách, và lý do thích thiệt logic, bởi vì ông Brotteaux chính là thầy Huy

    7. Rating: 3.625* of fiveThe Book Report: The journey through the Terror of the French Revolution made by artist Évariste Gamelin, aspiring bourgeois to Jacobin true believer to his inevitable fall after the Coup de Thermidor. One man's life journey explores the entire *amazing* and enthralling course of the defining break between the Old World Order and the New. My Review: This book was a Book Circle read. Frederick Davies translated this work very ably, in that the prose is supple and muscular. [...]

    8. This historical novel was published in 1912 by the Nobel Prize winning author, Anatole France. It focuses on the events and psychology of participants in the Terror during the French Revolution. It has been translated into English under the titles The Gods Are Thirsty or The Gods Are Athirst. The main protagonist is Évariste Gamelin, a not very successful painter who lives with and with difficulty supports his widowed mother during this period of general physical deprivation. Gamelin is intense [...]

    9. Anatole France con un estilo elegante, a veces excesivamente elegante para nuestro tiempo, crea una novela cuyo telón de fondo es la Revolución Francesa de 1789. Anatole France acomete esta gran novela cuando contaba ya con 66 años de edad y contando una gran cantidad de información acerca de este evento que le da un nuevo rumbo a Europa, ya que desde niño leyó de primera mano muchos documentos y libros acerca de la Revolución Francesa, debido a que su padre tenía una librería con un va [...]

    10. Oh, I liked this. I really, really liked this. Nobel Prize winner Anatole France wrote this novel about the bloodiest years of the French Revolution (approximately 1793-1794) as seen through the eyes of ordinary citizens. One is a struggling painter and patriot named Evariste Gamelin. One is a former aristocrat and tax collector named Maurice Brotteaux who lives in the attic above Gamelin. One is virtuous and one is evil. One is kind and one is bloodthirsty. But who is who may surprise you. Alas [...]

    11. هذه الرواية تحفة تاريخية لأول مره في حياتي اخاف من الثورة الفرنسيهالثورة التي تقضي على ابناءها بالتخوين والهرطقةورجالها الذين يسفكون الدماء بحجة امتلاكهم الحقيقة ولسان حال ايفارست جاملين يتسائل عن :أيّ حقيقه؟

    12. 'The Gods Will Have Blood' distinguishes itself from other novels of French Revolution I've read by its fantastic level of cynicism. France's writing reveals the bitter ironies of the Terror, marshalling a fascinating cast of characters. At the centre of the narrative is Gamelin, an idealistic young artist who lives in an attic with his mother. He becomes part of the Revolutionary Tribunal and, as he sees it, fights to preserve the Revolution by sending traitors to their death. The major figures [...]

    13. 3.5" İhtilal'in eşitlik ilkesini sağlayacağından bahsetme bana, çünkü insanlar hiçbir zaman eşit olmayacaklar, mümkün değildir bu. Ülkenin altı üstüne de getirilse, her zaman büyükler ve küçükler, şişmanlar ve zayıflar olacaktır." SF:29

    14. Even at a young age, I was already intrigued by France's Reign of Terror because it was one of the few documented instances of protracted anarchism. It also featured colorful leaders and anti-heroes in Marat, Danton, and Robespierre. It was a very bloody and disorganized period while France was groping for both its own freedom and identity. It was also a revelatory time, in that it revealed people's true character. The Gods Will Have Blood is a story set in this tortuous period in France. It has [...]

    15. Ce roman qui est tres bien écrit et qui exprime un point de vue avec lequel je suis en accord m'a laissé un peu froid. La raison est que le protagonist est une ordure. Quand a la fin, il subit le sort qu'il mérite le lecteur, comme l'auteur meme, on est bien content. L'intrigue se déroule à Paris pendant la revolution francaise au moment ou le Terreur est a son sommet. Le heros, Evariste Gamelin, est un revolutionnaire fervent. Dans sa vie personnelle, il a des bons et des mauvais cotés. C [...]

    16. The phase of the French Revolution that has come to be known as "The Terror" is perhaps the most depressing stage of a popular revolution that began with the high ideals as Liberty, Equality and Fraternity and descended into the shadow of Madame Guillotine. Anatole France was once a very successful novelist, so much so that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921. France was uniquely situated to write a great novel of the French Revolution. Born in 1844, his father owned a bookstore, calle [...]

    17. Đọc về những người Jacobins mà sao thấy giống như những người Bolshevik và cộng sản thế. Lịch sử lặp lại hay những sự rồ dại nhân danh tiến bộ?

    18.  هر انقلابی بی شک با توسل به خونهای به ناحق ریخته به ثمر خواهد رسیدآتنائیس دختری 16 ساله، به جرم آنکه گفته بود زنده باد شاه! به زیر تیغ گیوتین رفت یاد خدا میخواهد از شر و بدی جلوگیری کند و نمیتواند، یا میتواند و نمیخواهد، یا نمیتواند و نمیخواهد یا میخواهد و میتواند. اگر میخواهد و [...]

    19. I rarely, no, I have never written a review on a book before. I never wanted to be placed in a position where I declare a book to be one of the best books I read, and only to be left with a feeling of disappointment and being cheated; in a good way; to find a better "Best" book. It is inevitable among readers. But the only thought that filled my head as I leafed through the book, page after page, finishing it within hours while lying in bed, was that of me writing a review on this book. Well I d [...]

    20. Anatole France does a stunning job in The Gods Will Have Blood showing the slow disintegration of the French Revolution into the Reign of Terror. Spanning the years 1792 to 1794, beginning after the Jacobins have effectively seized control, France attempts to understand the revolution through the effect it has on the people living it. His fictional protagonist Gamelin personifies the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the revolution itself. He begins as an idealistic republican. Although he has cut himse [...]

    21. لأول مرة أقرأ كتاب وأنا أشعر أني أمقته بشدة، أعامله كشخص تسبب لي بالعديد من الإصابات في روحي أقرأه على مضض وأنا أُحس بالنار تلتهب و تأكل رأسي الرواية هذه مرتبطة بذكرى سيئة من ماضي بعيد. للأسف الكتب الجيدة لو ارتبطت بذكرياتنا تُفسدها و نتحول تماما لشخوص تتبع انفعالاتها بشكل أ [...]

    22. تدور الأحداث في باريس سنة 1792، حوالي أربع سنوات من قيام الثورة الفرنسية.الآلهة هنا هم الثوار ، ثوار تم اصباغ التمجيد و القدسية عليهم حد التأليه.آلهى عطشى" لفرط تعطشها للدم."عن التخبط و حالة تشتت ما بعد الثورة، إذ أن ما يسمى (جيش الجمهورية) محاصرا في مايينس، الفانديون استولوا عل [...]

    23. An intelligent, subtle, touching, insightful book about the Jacobin Terror.Gentle psychological exploration of why some men do evil and others do good.Wonderful characters, subtle evocation of the times. Very delicate prose style.

    24. الآلهة عطشىفي توحش الثورة!لا ينطلق الاشتراكي الفرنسي أناتول فرانس من وجهة نظر رجعية،في نقده للأرهاب الثوري الذي صبغ الثورة الفرنسية بعيد اندلاعها،على أيدي اليعاقبة بقيادة روبسبير،بل يحاول عرض التحولات النفسية والايديولوجية التي عصفت بالمواطن "الفنان" ايفاريست جاميلان،ل [...]

    25. Set during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, this classic historical novel follows a young painter named Évariste Gamelin, whose idealism propels him onto a path of ruthless butchery that ends, as it must, when he himself is swept under by by the turning tide as his mentor Robespierre himself falls victim to the bloodthirst and violence he helped facilitate.Brutal, realistic, and filled with despicable characters. The pace occasionally dragged a bit, otherwise an absorbing read.

    26. This is one of the better novels of the French Revolution, and shows the full horror of The Terror. Unfortunately it doesn’t really give reasons for it, and there were some justifiable ones-the threat of invasion by the royal families of other counties for one. Alas people are quick to condemn the revolutionaries, but very often don’t ask why these things happen

    27. Historically speaking, The Gods Will Have Blood is one of the most accurate novels about the French Revolution. There are no idyllic heroes, no swashbuckling adventures, or anything which was exactly interesting. What we have here is a novel which clings to historical context and accuracy. As such, readers are introduced to normal characters who bear all the weight of mundanity and regularity that was to be had during the French Revolution. Basically, the characters are just normal people in the [...]

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