Les Caves du Vatican, first published in French in 1914 around the mid-point of André Gide’s writing career, was banned by the Roman Catholic Church along with Gide’s other works in 1952 –…
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Set in the 1890s, André 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.
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