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Colette 1873-1954

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Chéri, and the last of Chéri by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette( Book )

464 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 3,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cheri, together with The Last of Cheri, is a classic story of a love affair between a very young man and a charming older woman. In describing the relationship between Fred Peloux, the beautiful gigolo known as Cheri, and the courtesan Lea de Lonval, Colette tenderly depicts the devotion that stems from desire and provides an honest account of the most human preoccupations of youth and middle age. With compassionate insight she paints a full-length double portrait, using an impressionistic style all her own. In Cheri, Colette achieved a peak in her earthy, sensuous, and utterly individual art."--BOOK JACKET
The vagabond by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette( Book )

363 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vivid portrait of life in the music halls of early-20th-century Paris was drawn from the personal experiences of the author of Gigi. Colette's novel, first published in 1911, reflects her adventures as an itinerant cafe dancer as well as her struggles balancing respectability and artistic freedom
The ripening seed = (Le blé en herbe) by Colette( Book )

315 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ripening Seed Colette captures that precious, painful moment when childhood retreats at the onslaught of dawning knowledge and desire. Philippe and Vinca are childhood friends. In the glowing days and mist-filled nights of late summer on the Brittany coast, their deep-rooted love for each other loses its childhood simplicity. Philippe is destined to learn from experience, while Vinca, like all women the world over, is blessed, or cursed, with instinctive powers of perception and wisdom. Sharp and sad, haunted on every page by the sights, smells and sounds of the sea coast, this evocation of wounded, and wounding, innocence will be read with tears of sympathy and deep, lasting pleasure."--Goodreads
Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )

251 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these two stories, Colette reveals her grasp of the politics of love. Gigi is being educated in the skills of the courtesan. However, when it comes to the question of Gaston Lachaille, she does not want to obey the rules. This translation originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1953
Break of day, a novel by Colette( Book )

174 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quasi-autobiographical novel, set in Saint-Tropez on the Mediterranean and dealing with the renunication of love. Introduction by Glenway Wescott
The pure and the impure by Colette( Book )

94 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was Colette's desire to add to the limited treasury of truthful insights into love, into the mysteries of love in its many forms. She used her customery semifictional formula to report on the behavior, the mores, reflexes, instincts of women, especially as sentient, desiring creatures drawn to similarities and even to substitutes
Retreat from love by Colette( Book )

208 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an isolated farmhouse in the Jura, Claudine awaits her husband Renaud's return from a Swiss sanatorium. She distracts herself by encouraging her young friend Annie to recount salacious episodes from her love life. When Renaud's homosexual son Marcel arrives Claudine sets about matchmaking, a fiasco she bitterly regrets
The other one by Colette( Book )

151 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated into English from the French. Jane is Farou's secretary and mistress. Jane is also the admirer, confidante and constant companion of Farou's wife, Fanny. Colette exposes the subtle torments of living with infidelity, the capacity for suffering and the ruthlessness of women in love. Her sensitivity and honesty give this novel an emotional intensity which makes the startling twist at the end very poignant."--Goodreads
Claudine married by Colette( Book )

163 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holy terror as a schoolgirl, and dangerously restless as a newcomer to Paris, Claudine is hardly the type to settle down after marriage. Her ultra-sophisicated, amused husband Renaud is only too delighted to encourage her investigation of new experiences and sensations, regardless of where they lead
Claudine in Paris by Colette( Book )

194 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudine is in despair, having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris. But her instinctive curiosity gradually leads to an awakened interest in the city. She records her witty observations and adventures amongst the intriguing characters that surround her
The shackle by Colette( Book )

191 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'amour n'est-il qu'un écueil sur une route tranquille? En ce cas, nul besoin de l'éviter. Il suffit de le franchir. C'est ce que croit Renée Néré avant de rencontrer Jean." Cet amour sera plutôt une entravera qui la brisera
The innocent libertine by Colette( Book )

214 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mariée, déçue, humiliée mais maintenant renseignée et ayant compris que l'Aventure, c'est l'Amour, Minne va alors chercher avec détermination l'homme qui lui donnera ce bonheur merveilleux dont toutes les femmes qu'elle connaît parlent and tous les livres aussi."--Cover
Short novels of Colette by Colette( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 1976 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover reads "Short novels of Colette : six complete novels"
La chatte; roman by Colette( Book )

226 editions published between 1866 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorsque débute leur vie commune, Alain et Camille sont deux amis d'enfance que tout en apparence rapproche. Mais leurs secrètes rêveries les divisent. " Mon mariage, reconnaît Alain, contente tout le monde et Camille, et il y a des moments où il me contente aussi, mais... "Ce qu'Alain aime en Camille, c'est une beauté idéalisée, faite d'immobilité et de silence. Aussi est-il déconcerté par son exubérance. Comme l'arrivée d'une saison nouvelle, la découverte de leur intime division le met à la merci d'autres rêves. Et c'est alors que le drame se noue.La chatte Saha sera désormais pour Alain la chimère sublime qui domine sa vie et pour Camille la rivale détestée contre laquelle aucun procédé n'est trop brutal. Avec une maîtrise et une sobriété sans égales, Colette a composé, en suivant les règles de l'art classique, une véritable tragédie d'amour à trois personnages
Claudine's house by Colette( Book )

235 editions published between 1901 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Vagabond", Renee, the heroine becomes a music hall performer to take refuge from her former marriage. A young man falls in love with her, but she refuses him. In her struggle to discover her real feelings, Renee learns a whole new concept of herself in relation to men who love her
Mitsou by Colette( Book )

203 editions published between 1919 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eponymous protagonist, a 24-year-old star in a show at the Montmartre in Paris in 1917, hides briefly two lieutenants in her garderobe to help her friend Petite Chose. One of the men is the educated "blue lieutenant". He writes to her the next day thanking her, and Mitsou's surprisingly eloquent response results in an exchange of letters which express their blossoming attraction and love. Eventually, the lieutenant returns for a brief and singular visit. An apparently final exchange of letters seems to conclude the affair, although Mitsou does not give up hope for a future of the relationship. The well-received novella contains a play-like dialogue between Mitsou and the people around her as well as the letter exchange. The main characters are based on her second husband's brother, Robert de Jouvenel, and his mistress, Zou, but may also reflect a young Colette in her early relationship with her future first husband Henry Gauthier-Villars
L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a boy who is angry because he doesn't want to do his lessons. He destroys his books and vandalizes the room he is in. But then suddenly the room comes to life and chairs, grandfather clock, wall-paper figures, teapot and teacup all seek their revenge. Ravel's music brings this fantasy to vivid life
The blue lantern by Colette( Book )

53 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the last major work, written between 1946 and 1948. It is half journal, half reminiscence, and describes the narrowing of the author's world to those objects which are illuminated by a light in one's room. Colette talks about her age (75), her varied fan mail, fortitude in suffering the pain of arthritis, and reminiscences of journeys made
Claudine and Annie by Colette( Book )

190 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final novel in Colette's famous series it is Claudine's friend Annie who tells the story in the form of a private diary. Claudine is happily settled with her adored husband Renaud, spending her time giving wide and worldly advice to despairing Annie, whose life with the boring and dominating Alain is set to dramatically change. With the help of Claudine, Annie takes steps to empower her own life, a life away from her husband. Through Colette's intoxicating series of novels emerges a portrait of Claudine -- an intelligent, modern woman whose life is always honest, passionate and inspiring
Claudine à l'école by Colette( Book )

245 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avec Claudine, quinze ans, intelligente, séduisante, très avertie, ses camarades, la flamboyante directrice de l'école et sa jolie adjointe, les deux instituteurs des garçons et quelques autres, nous allons vivre une année scolaire peu banale."--Cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The pure and the impure
The vagabondThe ripening seed = (Le blé en herbe)Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintancesBreak of day, a novelThe pure and the impureRetreat from loveThe other oneClaudine married
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Gauthier Villars-Colette, Sidonie G.

Gauthier-Villars, Henry

Gauthier-Villars, Henry 1873-1954 Madame

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Gauthier-Villars, Sidonie G.

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Gauthier-Villars, Sidonie-Gabrielle

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Goudeket, Maurice 1873-1954 Madame

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