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Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances: Three Short Novels - Colette, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Roger Senhouse, Judith Thurman
Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances: Three Short Novels
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Two 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... show more
Two 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374527853 (0374527857)
ASIN: 374527857
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Gigi: very good, but the ending rang false.Julie de Carneilhan: beautiful style, even though the story was completely unmemorable.Chance Acquaintances: excellent, the best of the lot.
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