Cover of: Thaīs | Anatole France

About the Book

Paphnuce, an ascetic hermit of the Egyptian desert, journeys to Alexandria to find Thais, the libertine beauty whom he knew as a youth. Masquerading as a dandy, he is able to speak with her about eternity; surprisingly he succeeds in converting her to Christianity. Yet on their return to the desert he becomes fascinated with her former life. She enters a convent to repent of her sins. He cannot forget the pull of her famous beauty, and becomes confused about the values of life. Later, as she is dying and can only see heaven opening before her, he comes to her side and tells her that her faith is an illusion, and that he loves her.[2]

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843/.8
Library of Congress
PZ3.F844 Th26, PQ2254 Th26

The Physical Object

Pagination
183 p. ;
Number of pages
183

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5198218M
Internet Archive
thais0000fran
ISBN 10
0226259889
LC Control Number
75020893
OCLC/WorldCat
2158827
Library Thing
591544
Goodreads
156010
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April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.