The Vatican Cellars (Twentieth Century Classics)

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Set in the late 19th century, chiefly in Paris and Rome, this drama involves the alleged abduction of the Pope, a "miraculous" conversion, swindling, adultery, bastardy and murder. The characters are a motley crew of noblemen, saints, adventurers and pickpockets.

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An expertly constructed network of coincidence and error, shot through with a level of dramatic irony not present in the work for which Gide is most renowned. --The Irish Times

Gide's subtle, snarky humor had me very entertained, even though many of the characters do completely depraved things. I understand why Gide was such a controversial author in his time. -- A Bookish Type

Quite brilliantly blackly comic. --Winston's Dad's blog

The Vatican Cellars is an entertaining, easy read and can be intellectually stimulating if you are interested to analyse it further. --Word by Word

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André Gide was a giant of twentieth-century French literature. An innovator of the novelistic form, he undertook a life-long exploration of morality in his work, and was a major influence on the writing of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Gide was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947.

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Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1989)
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