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The Vagabond

Colette; Introduction by Judith Thurman; Translated by Enid McLeod

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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ISBN10: 0374528047
ISBN13: 9780374528041

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252 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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Colette; Introduction by Judith Thurman; Translated by Enid McLeod

Born in 1873 in France, Colette was the author of many acclaimed novels noted for their intimate style. Other 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.