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The Vatican Cellars

(1952)
A novel by

 
Set in the 1890s, Andre Gide's famous satire centres around a group of ingenious fraudsters ('The Millipede') who convince their wealthy victims that the pontiff has been imprisoned in the Vatican cellars, and a false Pope has been enthroned in his place. Posing as clergy, they con money by promising to obtain the true Pope's release and restoration. The book features one of Gide's most memorable creations: the amoral Lafcadio, who in pushing a man from a moving train commits the ultimate motiveless crime. Unavailable in the UK for 25 years, this scandalous, funny and highly original novel has been re-translated to mark the centenary of its publication. Supported by English PEN.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1953 : UK Hardback
Title: The Vatican Cellars
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-304-93008-3 / 978-0-304-93008-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Vatican Cellars
Author(s): Andre Gide, Julian Evans (Translator)
ISBN: 1-908313-69-2 / 978-1-908313-69-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gallic Books
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May 1989 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Vatican Cellars (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-14-018048-6 / 978-0-14-018048-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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March 1969 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Vatican Cellars (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-14-001404-7 / 978-0-14-001404-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Vatican Cellars
Author(s): Andre Gide
Publisher: Gallic Books
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