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The Complete Claudine: Claudine at School; Claudine in Paris; Claudine Married; Claudine and Annie | Colette, Antonia White
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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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Saw this last night - a beautiful film. I‘ve never read Colette (for shame!), but that will soon be remedied! Any suggestions where I should start?

batsy I love the tagged collected edition and want to read Cheri :) 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @batsy I think I‘ll probably start with Claudine! 7mo
LeslieO I also liked the bio by Judith Thurman 7mo
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Tamra What did you watch it on? 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Tamra It was actually playing here in the theater! 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
LeahBergen I loved Cheri! ❤️❤️ 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LeahBergen Ok - good to know! I‘ll look for that one. I can‘t wait to read her! 7mo
LouiseWalters Agreed, saw it last night and loved it- will put Claudine on the list! 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LouiseWalters 👍 Such a good movie! I want to read all her stuff! 5mo
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I‘m seeing it even though I have mixed feelings about it. Colette= 🇫🇷 . Anna Karenina= 🇷🇺.

Ddzmini Looks good 😋 10mo
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@Bertha_Mason has reminded me about Colette! Claudine is definitely #NoOnesLittleGirl. Not sure how to describe these books... Let's just say they're a charming mix of angst, romance, lust, and existentialism.

#FierceFeb @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Sounds very interesting indeed. ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts & great picture 👍🏻✨✨ 1y
LauraBeth That‘s a great description! 1y
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rohit-sawant Intriguing! And awesome pic! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic! I must look up this book and this author! 1y
Tanisha_A Love the cover! I want a hat like that! 👒 1y
saresmoore Thank you for reminding me to read Colette! I think we could compile an excellent reading list from #fiercefeb posts alone. You & @vivastory & @Billypar, especially, have added to my TBR! 📚 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Have always meant to read Colette! Thanks for the inspiration! 1y
batsy @Tanisha_A It's great, isn't it! I love the idea of hats but it's for other people. If I wore one I'd probably find myself tangled up in the branches of a tree or something 🤣 1y
batsy @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @saresmoore She's very interesting as a writer and her own life reads like a very gripping novel! 1y
batsy @saresmoore So happy to hear that, everyone's just been sharing some wonderful books this month 💜 1y
Mdargusch Great cover and great photo! 1y
batsy @Mdargusch Thank you! 1y
readordierachel Lovely photo! And you had me at "angst, romance, lust, and existensialism" :) 1y
batsy @ReadOrDieRachel Thank you! My job here is done 😁 1y
Tanisha_A @batsy 😂 That made me laugh off my chair. Next time I go shopping, I will look up a hat for you sized well that it doesn't get you tangled up in branches of a tree! 😁 1y
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I can't believe I've never read any Colette either. (edited) 1y
LeahBergen I love, love, LOVE Colette. My fave (so far) is Cheri and The Last of Cheri. @saresmoore @rubyslippersreads @erzascarletbookgasm @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled (edited) 1y
batsy @Tanisha_A 😂😘 1y
batsy @LeahBergen That's the one I have to read :) 1y
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I‘m in the mood for France! #bookandtea

JacqMac Lovely cup! ❤️ 1y
Tamra What a sweet cup! 1y
writerlibrarian Wow... envy here. 1y
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BookMaven407 That cup 😍! 1y
ScientistSam Such a cute cup! 1y
EvieBee @JacqMac @Tamra @writerlibrarian @BookMaven407 @ScientistSam Thank you so much! They have cups from all over the world at World Market right now in this style. Treat yo‘ selves. I‘m considering going back for a Beijing one for those Asian works in translation! 🤓😊 (edited) 1y
MamaGina I have this book too, but I like your cover much more! Lol 🤓 1y
EvieBee @MamaGina Aww, thank you! A Half Price Books clearance treasure priced at $1 about 7 years ago. I was more than happy to take it off their hands. 😊🤓 1y
batsy I love everything about this picture 😍 1y
UrsulaMonarch Same!! The tablecloth completes it! 😁 1y
EvieBee @batsy @Lkelly Thank you both! ♥️ ♥️ 1y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous everything! (And World Market just sent me a 10% off coupon! 😊) 1y
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads Now that is a sign if ever there was one! (edited) 1y
SilversReviews Love your photo. 1y
EvieBee @SilversReviews Thank you! ♥️ 1y
BrownGirlReading These are some of my favorites. I‘m due for a reread. 1y
EvieBee @BrownGirlReading French classics! 1y
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It's #Recommendsday! "Finished The Queen of the Night? Want more daring 19th century French women (who doesn't)? Here‘s a 4-books-in-1 #Recommendsday pick for you! I grew up watching Gigi not realizing it‘s based on a book written by Colette. While the Claudine books are less lighthearted than Gigi, they‘re so wonderfully dramatic and scandalous! And Claudine has an irreverent, witty voice I find irresistible in narrators." - @szainabwilliams

Reviewsbylola I've always wanted to read Colette but haven't yet! 2y
Morphidae This app makes it very difficult to learn. What do the various icons do? How do you send a message to someone privately? How do you set up your home page? How do you search through a hashtag sort? For instance, I want to search through the #hpchapteraday for "challenge". At the very least, there needs to be a place to ask these questions. There isn't even a #helplitsy or #litsyhelp. (edited) 2y
youngreadrshelf How can I contact someone at litsy with a suggestion for the app? 2y
8leagueboot Yes, heap on the Colette love! She was such a fascinating woman. 2y
blanketandcocoa Is Litsy gone? Why have there been no posts for 9 months now? 2y
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