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The Vatican Cellars

(1952)
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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
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Title: 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
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Title: The Vatican Cellars: Anthime Armand-Dubois; Julius De Baraglioul; Amedee Fleurissoire; the Millipede; Lafacadio (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Andre Gide
ISBN: 0-14-018048-6 / 978-0-14-018048-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vatican Cellars (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Andre Gide, Dorothy Bussy
ISBN: 0-14-001404-7 / 978-0-14-001404-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

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