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The Complete Claudine - Colette, Antonia White, Judith Thurman
The Complete Claudine
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Colette, prodded by her first husband, Willy, began her writing career with Claudine at School, which catapulted the young author into instant, sensational success. Among the most autobiographical of Colette's works, these four novels are dominated by the child-woman Claudine, whose strength,... show more
Colette, prodded by her first husband, Willy, began her writing career with Claudine at School, which catapulted the young author into instant, sensational success. Among the most autobiographical of Colette's works, these four novels are dominated by the child-woman Claudine, whose strength, humor, and zest for living make her seem almost a symbol for the life force.Janet Flanner described these books as "amazing writing on the almost girlish search for the absolute of happiness in physical love . . . recorded by a literary brain always wide awake on the pillow."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374528034 (0374528039)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: Claudine (#1)
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5.0 The Complete Claudine: Claudine at School; Claudine in Paris; Claudine Married; Claudine and Annie
This is the first of four novels tracking the life of winsome, clever Claudine. The story opens with the famously familiar sentence: My name is Claudine, I live in Montigny; I was born there in 1884; I shall probably not die there. Claudine's certitude and confidence propels her through her life, an...
My only books were women's looks
My only books were women's looks rated it
5.0 The Complete Claudine: Claudine at School; Claudine in Paris; Claudine Married; Claudine and Annie
Yet another book I picked up because I liked the cover. (Interesting sidenote, the photo on the cover, would turn out to be of Evelyn Nesbitt, whose heartbeaking biography I read last year.) This was my introduction to Colette, and I feel hard. Claudine is one of my favorite heroines, possible secon...
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