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Lafcadio's adventures

Author: André Gide; Dorothy Bussy
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1953]. ©1953.
Series: Vintage book, V-96.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 clothes, 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gide, André, 1869-1951.
Lafcadio's adventures.
New York, Vintage Books [1953]
(OCoLC)586756926
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Gide; Dorothy Bussy
ISBN: 0394700961 9780394700960
OCLC Number: 2828013
Language Note: Text in English and French.
Notes: Originally issued as Les caves du Vatican.
Originally released in 1925 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Description: 242 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Book I. Anthime Armand-Dubois --
Book II. Julius de Baraglioul --
Book III. Amédée Fleurissoire --
Book IV. The millipede --
Book V. Lafcadio.
Series Title: Vintage book, V-96.
Other Titles: Caves du Vatican.
Lafcadio's adventures : a novel
Responsibility: André Gide ; translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy.

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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 clothes, 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.

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