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Collected Stories of Colette

ISBN-10: 0374518653

ISBN-13: 9780374518653

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matthew Ward, Antonia White, Robert G. Phelps, Anne-Marie Callimachi, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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List price: $24.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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.

Introduction by Robert Phelps
A Note on the Text Translator's
Acknowledgments
Early Stories
Clouk/Cheri
The Other Table
The Screen Clouk Alone Clouk's Fling Cheri
The Return The Pearls
Dialogues for One Voice
A Hairdresser
A Masseuse My Corset Maker
The Saleswoman An Interview
My Friend Valentine
A Letter
The Semiramis Bar "If I had a Daughter . . ."
Rites Newly Shorn Grape Harvest
In the Boudoir
The "Master" Morning Glories What Must We Look Like?