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André Gide
Born André Paul Guillaume Gide
(1869-11-22)22 November 1869
Paris, French Empire
Died 19 February 1951(1951-02-19) (aged 81)
Paris, France
Resting place Cimetière de Cuverville, Cuverville, Seine-Maritime
Occupation Novelist, essayist, dramatist
Education Lycée Henri-IV
Notable work(s) L'immoraliste (The Immoralist)
La porte étroite (Strait Is the Gate)
Les caves du Vatican (The Vatican Cellars; sometimes published in English under the title Lafcadio's Adventures)
La Symphonie Pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony)
Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters)
Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature
1947
Spouse(s) Madeleine Rondeaux Gide
Children Catherine Gide

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André Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947.

Gide was born in Paris into a middle class Protestant family. During a trip to Alegeria Gide realized that he was gay. His first novel The Notebooks of Andre Walter was published in 1891. Gide met Oscar Wilde in 1894.

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