The Vagabond

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Macmillan, Sep 5, 2001 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Thirty-three years-old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the comforts of marriage. A provincial tour puts distance between them and enables Renée, in a moving series of leters and meditations, to resolve alone the struggle between her need to be loved and her need to have a life and work of her own.
 

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What a great ending. - Goodreads
I really like Collette's writing in this book. - Goodreads
But it was a pleasant introduction nonetheless. - Goodreads
I liked the ending and I was impressed with Renee. - Goodreads
She's a writer turned music hall dancer. - Goodreads

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It's been a few years since I read this, the first book by Colette that I ever read. And I must say that my reaction to the ending is much different than it was the first or second time. Then I was disappointed. Now I understand. Read full review

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It's been a few years since I read this, the first book by Colette that I ever read. And I must say that my reaction to the ending is much different than it was the first or second time. Then I was disappointed. Now I understand. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
10
Section 3
16
Section 4
33
Section 5
69
Section 6
75
Section 7
84
Section 8
96
Section 12
171
Section 13
180
Section 14
189
Section 15
197
Section 16
204
Section 17
208
Section 18
213
Section 19
220

Section 9
119
Section 10
130
Section 11
138
Section 20
225
Copyright

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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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