A Life of Colette: Secrets of the Flesh by Judith Thurman

A Life of Colette: Secrets of the Flesh by Judith Thurman

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette arrived in Paris around 1900 as the provincial child bride of a notorious rake and brilliant literary impressario, Willy, who signed her novels, the "Claudines", as his own. When this tumultuous marriage ended, Colette went off with a high-born woman lover and embarked on a flamboyant stage career. This is her story.

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was this century's first modern woman. She arrived in Paris around 1900 as the provincial child bride of a notorious rake and brilliant literary impressario, Willy, who signed her first novels, the Claudines, as his own. They invented the erotically reckless teenage girl as we know her, and became the greatest French bestsellers of all time. When this tumultuous marriage ended, Colette went off with a high-born woman lover, the virile Marquise de Belboeuf, and embarked on a flamboyant stage career. She bared her breast to raucous applause in the French music-hall and became a celebrity of the lesbian demimonde. Until her death in 1954, she continued to rewrite the rules for loving, working, and aging. At the end of the century, her life and work still have the power to challenge the norms.

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SKU GOR001751204
Title A Life of Colette: Secrets of the Flesh
Author By (author) Judith Thurman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 624
ISBN 10 0747548439
ISBN 13 9780747548430
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was this century's first modern woman. She arrived in Paris around 1900 as the provincial child bride of a notorious rake and brilliant literary impressario, Willy, who signed her first novels, the Claudines, as his own. They invented the erotically reckless teenage girl as we know her, and became the greatest French bestsellers of all time. When this tumultuous marriage ended, Colette went off with a high-born woman lover, the virile Marquise de Belboeuf, and embarked on a flamboyant stage career. She bared her breast to raucous applause in the French music-hall and became a celebrity of the lesbian demimonde. Until her death in 1954, she continued to rewrite the rules for loving, working, and aging. At the end of the century, her life and work still have the power to challenge the norms.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001751204
Title A Life of Colette: Secrets of the Flesh
Author By (author) Judith Thurman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 624
ISBN 10 0747548439
ISBN 13 9780747548430
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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