The Revolt of the Angels

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Author: Anatole France (Jacques Anatole François Thibault)
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,677 / 224 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.3
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,252
Added to site: 2010.05.31
mnybks.net#: 27972
Origin: gutenberg.org

This novel by the great French stylist presents graphically the irrepressible conflict between science and theology.

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r Sariette himself classified all the members of this vast body. The system he invented and put into practice was so complicated, the labels he put on the books were made up of so many capital letters and small letters, both Latin and Greek, so many Arabic and Roman numerals, asterisks, double asterisks, triple asterisks, and those signs which in arithmetic express powers and roots, that the mere study of it would have involved more time and labour than would have been required for the complete mastery of algebra, and as no one could be found who would give the hours, that might be more profitably employed in discovering the law of numbers, to the solving of these cryptic symbols, Monsieur Sariette remained the only one capable of finding his way among the intricacies of his system, and without his help it had become an utter impossibility to discover, among the three hundred and sixty thousand volumes confided to his care, the particular volume one happened to require. Such was the result of his labours. Far

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