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Lafcadio's Adventures

(1914)
A novel by

 
 
Passing with cinematographic speed across the capitals of Europe, Nobel laureate André Gide's Lafcadio's Adventures is a brilliantly sly satire and one of the clearest articulations of his greatest theme: the unmotivated crime.

When Lafcadio Wluiki, a street-smart nineteen-year-old in 1890s Paris, learns that he's heir to an ailing French nobleman's fortune, he's seized by wanderlust. Traveling through Rome in expensive new threads, he becomes entangled in a Church extortion scandal involving an imprisoned Pope, a skittish purveyor of graveyard statuary, an atheist-turned-believer on the edge of insolvency, and all manner of wastrels, swindlers, aristocrats, adventurers, and pickpockets. With characteristic irony, Gide contrives a hilarious detective farce whereby the wrong man is apprehended, while the charmingly perverse Lafcadio—one of the most original creations in all modern fiction—goes free.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide, Dorothy Bussy
ISBN: 1-258-88380-5 / 978-1-258-88380-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures (LARGE PRINT EDITION)
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 1-169-84693-9 / 978-1-169-84693-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 1-163-20556-7 / 978-1-163-20556-3 (USA edition)
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 1-4326-0878-9 / 978-1-4326-0878-1 (USA edition)
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June 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-8376-0452-4 / 978-0-8376-0452-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Linnaean Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide, Dorothy Bussy
ISBN: 1-4940-6834-6 / 978-1-4940-6834-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 1-162-72430-7 / 978-1-162-72430-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 1-4179-4179-0 / 978-1-4179-4179-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures: A Novel
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-375-71338-7 / 978-0-375-71338-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 1960 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures: A Novel
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-394-70096-1 / 978-0-394-70096-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lafcadio's Adventures: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Andre Gide
Publisher: Vintage
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