The Complete Claudine: Claudine at School; Claudine in Paris; Claudine Married; Claudine and Annie

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Macmillan, Sep 5, 2001 - Fiction - 632 pages
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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, 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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This was my introduction to Colette, and I feel hard. - Goodreads
perhaps my favorite writer ever. - Goodreads
All these editions make me want to do visual research. - Goodreads

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I have The Complete Claudine collection of 4 novellas, but I will only finish the first for now, Claudine at School. I enjoyed the outspoken, rebelliously playful Claudine. As a teenage student ... Read full review

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Very glad to have met the wild child that is Mme Claudine! Read full review

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Born in 1873 in France, Colette was the author of many acclaimed novels noted for their intimate style. Colette titles from FSG include Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances , The Complete Claudine , Chéri and The Last of Chéri , and The Complete Stories of Colette . She died in 1954. Judith Thurman is the author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette . A staff writer at The New Yorker , she lives in New York City.

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