1869-1951; "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings...."
1927. 'Les faux-monnayeurs'. Its main theme is that of the original and the copy, and what differentiates them – both in the external plot of the counterfeit gold coins and in the portrayal of the characters' feelings and their relationships.
1914. 'The Vatican Swindle'. Aka. 'Les caves du Vatican'. A humorous satire on bourgeois complacency, be it orthodox or anticlerical, and on relativism and chance.
'La Porte Étroite'. Probes some of the complexities and terrors of adolescence and growing up.
The Counterfeiters, 1925, English translation, 1927
School and boardinghouse close to the Luxembourg Gardens, from "The Counterfeiters", 1925
French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947