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Andre Gide

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André Gide was born in Paris in 1869 and died there in 1951. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. His works include The Immoralist, The Counterfeiters, Strait is the Gate, the autobiography If It Die . . . , and three volumes of Journals. He also wrote plays, essays, short stories, and books of travel.

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The Counterfeiters
A Novel
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1973
Price: $14.00

Published in 1926 when Gide was fifty-seven, this book shocked many by its honest treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in the French middle-class. Its three themes, dealing with the problems of morals, literary artists, and society, are strikingly illuminated as the protagonist, a young artist pursues a search... Read more >
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The Counterfeiters
A Novel
Written by Andre Gide


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $9.99

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If It Die . . .
An Autobiography
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $17.00

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters.

Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary... Read more >

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The Immoralist

Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $13.00

First published in 1902 and immediately assailed for its themes of omnisexual abandon and perverse aestheticism, The Immoralist is the novel that launched André Gide's reputation as one of France's most audacious literary stylists, a groundbreaking work that opens the door onto a universe of unfettered impulse whose possibilities still seem... Read more >

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Lafcadio's Adventures
A Novel
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
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Lafcadio's Adventures
A Novel
Written by Andre Gide


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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