New PDF release: Lafcadio's Adventures: A Novel (Vintage International)

By Andre Gide

Passing with cinematographic pace around the capitals of Europe, Nobel laureate André Gide’s Lafcadio’s Adventures is a brilliantly sly satire and one of many clearest articulations of his maximum subject matter: the unmotivated crime.

When Lafcadio Wluiki, a street-smart nineteen-year-old in Nineties Paris, learns that he’s inheritor to an in poor health French nobleman’s fortune, he’s seized via wanderlust. touring via Rome in dear new threads, he turns into entangled in a Church extortion scandal regarding an imprisoned Pope, a skittish purveyor of graveyard statuary, an atheist-turned-believer at the fringe of insolvency, and all demeanour of wastrels, swindlers, aristocrats, adventurers, and pickpockets. With attribute irony, Gide contrives a hilarious detective farce wherein the inaccurate guy is apprehended, whereas the charmingly perverse Lafcadio—one of the main unique creations in all smooth fiction—goes free.

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