Cheri and the Last of Cheri

ISBN-10: 0374528012
ISBN-13: 9780374528010
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Description: Two volumes of Colette's most beloved works, with a new Introduction by Judith Thurman. Cheacute;ri, together with The Last of Cheacute;ri, is a classic story of a love affair between a very young man and a charming older woman. The amour between  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Two volumes of Colette's most beloved works, with a new Introduction by Judith Thurman. Cheacute;ri, together with The Last of Cheacute;ri, is a classic story of a love affair between a very young man and a charming older woman. The amour between Fred Peloux, the beautiful gigolo known as Cheacute;ri, and the courtesan Leacute;a de Lonval tenderly depicts the devotion that stems from desire, and is an honest account of the most human preoccupations of youth and middle age. With compassionate insight Colette paints a full-length double portrait using an impressionistic style all her own.

Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette was born in St.-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France, on January 28, 1873. When she was 16 years old, Colette's family moved to Chatillon-Coliquy where she met and married the ambitious young novelist Henri Gauthier-Villars. Colette and her husband collaborated on a series of stories fashioned after Colette's escapades as a young girl in Burgundy. Under the pseudonym of "Willy," they produced the financially successful series of Claudine novels between 1900-1904. Best remembered for her 1944 novel Gigi, some of Colette's other books include The Vagabond, Cheri, and The Last of Cheri. After divorcing in 1906, Colette supported herself in the music halls of Paris until she married writer Henri de Jouvenel in 1910. Continuing her work as a novelist, Colette also worked as a journalist, contributing to such magazines as Vogue and Le Matin. In 1945, Colette became the first, and only, woman ever elected to the Goncourt Academy. Colette died on August 3, 1954. Colette was given a formal state funeral by the French government.

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