André Gide Editions


This project enabled André Gide´s novel Les Caves du Vatican to be published on CD-ROM by the French publisher Gallimard.

Project Status:



Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)


University of Sheffield
University of Caen


20th century, CD-ROM, digital edition, French studies, manuscripts, transcriptions



Project Description

André Gide (1869-1951), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, produced novels that probe the nature of the human personality, the interaction between psychology and ethics in human behaviour, and the problems that stem from what he called “the rivalry between the real world and the representations we make of it”.

This project produced critical editions of the major novels on CD-ROM, with facsimile images of Gide’s manuscripts. It was strongly supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Conseil National des Lettres in Paris and the French Embassy in London. The CD-ROM of the Édition génétique des Caves du Vatican d’André Gide was published in association with Éditions Gallimard, Paris, and contains transcripts and full colour images of all Gide’s working drafts, as well as a genetic and editorial apparatus.

Duration: 27th September 1999 – 5th February 2000

Project Team

  • Prof. David Walker (Department of French, University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Pascal Mercier(Department of French, University of Sheffield)
  • Michael Pidd (Digital Director – University of Sheffield)