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Gigi by Colette
Book DescriptionTwo volumes of Colette's most beloved works, with a new Introduction by Judith Thurman. Perhaps Colette's best-known work, Gigi is the story of a young girl being raised in a household more concerned with success and money than with the desires of the heart. But Gigi is uninterested in the dishonest society life she observes all around her and remains exasperatingly Gigi. The tale of Gigi's success in spite of her anxious family is Colette at her liveliest and most entertaining. Written during the same period as Gigi , Julie de Carneilhan , based on Colette's last years with her second husband, focuses on a contest of wills between Julie, an elegant woman of forty, and her ex-husband. Chance Acquaintances , a novella, involves an invalid wife, her philandering husband, and a music-hall dancer whose odd meeting at a French spa affects and indelibly marks each one of their lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374527853
Paperback / softback
(211mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Colette
Duo, Paperback / softback (June 2016)
The situation of a classical scheme: a happy and harmonious life until the husband accidentally discovers that his wife had an affair with his partner and friend. Duo or Duel? With remarkable psychological acuity, Colette shows the contrast between the attitude of women -an adult character with no guilt- and the moral childish husband.
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island, Paperback (January 2016)
Collection of translated fiction, personal essays, articles, columns and talks.
Vagabond, Paperback (June 2010)
A vivid portrait of Parisian music hall life, this 1910 novel reflects the adventures of the author of Gigi as a dancer as well as her struggles balancing respectability and freedom.
Cheri Cheri, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Colette
Superb story of a love affair between Lea, a still-beautiful 49-year-old ex-courtesan, and Cheri, a handsome but selfish young man 30 years her junior, is widely considered the author's best work.
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Author Biography - Colette
Born in 1873 in France, Colette was the author of many acclaimed novels noted for their intimate style. Other Colette titles from FSG include The Complete Claudine, The Vagabond, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, and The Complete Stories of Colette. She died in 1954."
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