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Colette 1873-1954

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The vagabond by Colette( Book )

348 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty-three years old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the comforts of marriage. A provincial tour puts distance between them and enables Renée, in a moving series of letters and meditations, to resolve alone the struggle between her need to be loved and her need to have a life and work of her own"--Page 4 of cover
The ripening seed = (Le blé en herbe) by Colette( Book )

309 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the novella Green Wheat, fifteen-year-old Vinca and her young friend Phil struggle to comprehend their bewildering urges. Set in a season of waiting, depicting their summer vacation together in a villa in Brittany, Colette's tale probes the uncomfortable border between the grief of leaving childhood behind and the frustration of not being old enough to move beyond it." "Published in 1923, Green Wheat was initially serialized in the French newspaper Le Matin, until protests against the frank depiction of adolescent sexuality caused the paper to cease the novella's publication. Now poet and translator Zack Rogow has resurrected it with respect and care."--Jacket
Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintances by Colette( Book )

269 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigi, one of the few happy romance novels by Colette, gives this collection its title which joins three other new "sick child", "The lady of the photographer" and "Flora and Pomona."
Chéri by Colette( Book )

403 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a rich marriage is arranged for Chéri, Léa reluctantly decides their relationship must end. Chéri, despite his apparent detachment, is haunted by memories of Léa; alienated from his family and his surroundings, he retreats into a fantasy world made up of dreams of the past, a world from which there is only one route of escape
Break of day, a novel by Colette( Book )

168 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,921 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 )

93 editions published between 1932 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,456 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 )

201 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,419 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 )

147 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny finds Jane's presence in her household curiously satisfying, even after the woman becomes her demanding playwright-husband's lover
Claudine married by Colette( Book )

158 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 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
The innocent libertine by Colette( Book )

216 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,179 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
Chéri, and the last of Chéri by Colette( Book )

47 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and held by 1,172 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."--Jacket
La chatte; roman by Colette( Book )

222 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer tussen twee jonggehuwden al snel een verwijdering ontstaat omdat de uitingsvormen van hun sensualiteit volkomen van elkaar verschillen, zoekt de man troost in de genegenheid voor zijn kat, wat bij de vrouw een felle jaloezie veroorzaakt
Claudine's house by Colette( Book )

224 editions published between 1901 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 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
Short novels of Colette by Colette( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1976 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover reads "Short novels of Colette : six complete novels"
The shackle by Colette( Book )

187 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,140 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 blue lantern by Colette( Book )

55 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 951 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
L'enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 923 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
Claudine and Annie by Colette( Book )

180 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand son mari Alain part en voyage, il donne à Annie un emploi du temps "qui comporte, entre autres: une seule visite à Renaud et Claudine, ménage réellement trop fantaisiste pour une jeune femme dont le mari voyage au loin [et de] voir et sortir souvent avec sa soeur Marthe."--Cover
Claudine à l'école by Colette( Book )

230 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 787 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
La fin de Chéri, roman by Colette( Book )

169 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La suite au roman Chéri. Chéri n'obtient aucune satisfaction auprès de sa vie avec sa femme Edmée et il revient à son ancienne maîtresse, la prostituée vieillissante Léa
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The pure and the impure
The ripening seed = (Le blé en herbe)Gigi. Julie de Carneilhan. Chance acquaintancesChériBreak of day, a novelThe pure and the impureRetreat from loveThe other oneClaudine married
Alternative Names
Claudine, 1873-1954



Colette 1873-1954

Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi

Colette 1873-1954 Madame

Colette, Cabrielle 1873-1954

Colette de Jouvenel, Gabrielle-Sidonie 1873-1954

Colette escritora francesa

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Colette francouzská spisovatelka

Colette Frans auteur (1873-1954)

Colette französische Schriftstellerin, Kabarettistin und Journalistin (1873-1954)

Colette, Gabrielle 1873-1954

Colette Gabrielle Sidonie

Colette Gabrielle Sidonie 1873-1954

Colette [Madame]

Colette Madame 1873-1954

Colette romancière française

Colette, S. G.

Colette, S.G. 1873-1954

Colette scrittrice francese

Colette, Sidonie G.

Colette, Sidonie G. 1873-1954

Colette, Sidonie Gabriele 1873-1954

Colette, Sidonie Gabriele Claudine

Colette, Sidonie Gabriele Claudine 1873-1954

Colette Sidonie-Gabrielle

Colette Sidonie Gabrielle 1873-1954

Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine

Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle Claudine 1873-1954

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Colette, Willy 1873-1954


Colettová 1873-1954

Colettová, S. G.

Colettová, Sidonie G.

Gauthier Villars-Colette, Sidonie G.

Gauthier-Villars, Henry

Gauthier-Villars, Henry 1873-1954 Madame

Gauthier-Villars, Henry 1873-1954 Mme

Gauthier-Villars, Henry [Madame]

Gauthier-Villars, Henry Madame 1873-1954

Gauthier-Villars Henry Mme

Gauthier-Villars, Henry, Mme. 1873-1954

Gauthier-Villars, Mme. Henry

Gauthier-Villars, Sidonie G.

Gauthier-Villars, Sidonie G. 1873-1954

Gauthier-Villars, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Gauthier-Villars, Sidonie Gabrielle 1873-1954

Goudeket, Maurice 1873-1954 Madame

Goudeket, Maurice 1873-1954 Mme

Goudeket, Maurice [Madame]

Goudeket, Maurice Madame 1873-1954

Goudeket Maurice Mme

Goudeket, Maurice, Mme. 1873-1954

Goudeket, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Goudeket, Sidonie Gabrielle 1873-1954

Jourvenal, Sidonie Gabrielle

Jourvenal, Sidonie Gabrielle 1873-1954

Jouvenel, Colette de

Jouvenel, Colette de 1873-1954

Jouvenel, Gabrielle Claudine Colette 1873-1954

Jouvenel Gabrielle Claudine Colette de

Jouvenel, Gabrielle Claudine Colette de 1873-1954

Jouvenel, Gabrielle Claudine de

Jouvenel, Gabrielle de 1873-1954

Jouvenel, Henri de 1873-1954 Madame

Jouvenel, Henri de 1873-1954 Mme

Jouvenel, Henri de [Madame]

Jouvenel, Henri de Madame 1873-1954

Jouvenel Henri de Mme

Jouvenel, Henri de, Mme. 1873-1954

Jouvenel, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Jouvenel, Sidonie Gabrielle 1873-1954


Kolet Sidoni Gabrielė


Koleta 1873-1954


Kolete 1873-1954

Sidoni Gabrielė Kolet

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette 1873-1954

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette fransk författare, varietéartist och dansös.

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette schrijfster

Villars, Sidonie Gabrielle

Villars, Sidonie Gabrielle 1873-1954


Willy 1873-1954

Willy Colette

Willy Colette 1873-1954

Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle 1873-1954

Κολέτ Γαλλίδα λογοτέχνις


Колетт 1873-1954

Колетт Габриель Сидони

Колетт, С. Г 1873-1954

Колетт, С. Г. (Сидони Габриэль), 1873-1954

Колетт французская писательница

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קולט 1873-1954

קולט, 1897-1954

קולט סופרת צרפתייה

קולט, סידוני גבריאל 1873-1954


كوليت كوليت


کولت رمان‌نویس فرانسوی


고레또 1873-1954

꼴레뜨, 시도니 가브리엘 1873-1954

꼴레뜨, 시드니 가브리엘르 1873-1954

꼴레뜨, 씨도니가브리엘 1873-1954

시도니 가브리엘 콜레트

콜레트, 가브리엘 1873-1954

콜레트, 시도니 가브리엘 1873-1954

콜레트, 시도니 가브리엘 클라우딘 1873-1954

콜레트, 시도니 가브리엘르 클라우딘 1873-1954

콜레트, 시드니 가브리엘 1873-1954


コレット 1873-1954

コレット, S. G.

コレット, ガブリエル

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