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Cheri
Cheri | Colette
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Chéri, first published in 1920, is considered Colette's finest novel. Exquisitely handsome, spoilt and sardonic, Chéri is the only son of a wealthy courtesan, a contemporary of Léa, the magnificent and talented woman who for six years has devoted herself to his amorous education. When a rich marriage is arranged for Chéri, Léa reluctantly decides their relationship must end. Chéri, despite his apparent detachment, is haunted by memories of Léa; alienated from his wife, his family and his surroundings, he retreats into a fantasy world made up of dreams and the past, a world from which there is only one route of escape. In her portrait of the fated love affair between a very young man and a middle-aged woman, Colette achieved a peak in her earthy, sensuous and utterly individual art. Chéri caused considerable controversy both in its choice of setting - the fabulous demi-monde of the Parisian courtesans - and in its portrayal of Chéri.
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Leftcoastzen
Cheri | Colette
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#MarchIntoThe70s #MrsRobinson There is this old classic about the older woman/younger man.With encouragement from the young mans mom no less.

LeahBergen Oh, how I LOVE these books. ❤️❤️ 4mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I do too! Hard to find oldies like these anymore. 4mo
LeahBergen It is! I think mine are from the 1950s. 4mo
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KarenUK
Cheri | Colette
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#musicalnewyear #lavieboheme
Last night hubs and I watched this Biopic of the famous French author (I love that he‘ll pick a Keira Knightly costume drama over almost anything! 😂)

Colette & her husband Willy lived a bohemian lifestyle, and the story of how she came to write, first under his pen name, is fascinating. Knew nothing about her going in.
So of course, off I went to book depository, and ordered a couple of her most famous novels.😊🛒📚

Rissreads Any excuse to buy new books! 🤣 6mo
Leftcoastzen Loved the film, love her books! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Loved the film , love her books! 6mo
Cinfhen Such a fabulous find 💕 6mo
vivastory Glad to hear the film is good. Was interested in watching it. And those are fantastic covers! 6mo
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CrowCAH
Cheri | Colette
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Going to see Colette tonight with @beccaeve !!!

CrowCAH @LeahBergen have you seen it yet? 9mo
ferskner I'm so excited for this! Hopefully it stays in theaters long enough. 9mo
LeahBergen I haven‘t yet! 😩 9mo
beccaeve So excited! 9mo
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CrowCAH
Cheri | Colette
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#BookHaul

2 new Pride and Prejudice copies 😁
2 pirate novels
1 novel by Colette (can‘t wait to see the movie, starring Kiera Knightley!)

LeahBergen That Colette is one of my favourites! 10mo
cathysaid I spy an Oxford edition! 👍 10mo
quirkyreader That‘s wonderful that you got two more editions to add to the list. 10mo
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CrowCAH @LeahBergen ooh then I should enjoy it; we have such similar tastes! 10mo
CrowCAH @cathysaid you‘re spot on; good eye!!! 10mo
CrowCAH @quirkyreader I know! It‘s always a good used book sale if I find even one! 10mo
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emtobiasz
Cheri | Colette
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We‘re home safe from our #vacancesfrancaises! France was lovely, although I got very little reading done and am still adjusting back to my time zone. Woke up early this morning, so I have time for some coffee, Nutella waffles, and a bit from this book I picked up at Shakespeare & Co. Enjoying my first Colette— just check out that cover! 🇫🇷 ☕️ 🇫🇷 #Paris #classics

RealLifeReading Ooh Nutella waffles 10mo
LeahBergen I LOVE this book. ❤️ 10mo
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carlita_is_probably_reading
Cheri | Colette
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ladym30 What a sweet puppy! 13mo
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youneverarrived
Cheri | Colette
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Colette is one of those authors that I‘ve been meaning to read for years. Seen this in the library and thought it‘s time I actually read something by her.

Leftcoastzen I liked the one you are reading and 13mo
Weaponxgirl @Leftcoastzen is right. I adored her book and her biography is a wild read to from all accounts 13mo
LeahBergen I love this book! ❤️❤️ 13mo
youneverarrived @Leftcoastzen @Weaponxgirl I‘ll probably read that too if I like this one! She does fascinate me as a person so I can imagine her biography being a good read. 13mo
merelybookish She's been on my mean-to-read list as well! 13mo
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merelybookish
Cheri | Colette
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There is a #worsecover with a bedhead Michelle Pfeiffer from the movie version. (She of the bad Age of Innocence covers.)
But I think this one is pretty bad too, with its cheap romance vibe and aggressive shadowing.
#maylovesclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

Weaponxgirl I've read this and loved it but dayum I would not have given it a chance if I'd seen this cover on it! 1y
booksandsympathy I thought she was wearing a mask. 😂 1y
readordierachel "aggressive shadowing" indeed ? 1y
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LeahBergen @ReadOrDieRachel Contouring like a Kardashian. 😂 1y
merelybookish @Weaponxgirl I have yet to read it. Perhaps I need a nicer copy? 😉 1y
merelybookish @booksandsympathy I know! She also looks like she might be half-mime. 1y
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Gezemice
Cheri | Colette
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I love the intimacy of Colette‘s writing.
#currentlyreading

batsy So good. 1y
Gezemice @batsy I am enjoying it way more than I expected. Just great writing. 1y
LeahBergen I adore this book. 💕💕💕 1y
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RowReads1
Cheri | Colette
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I already have a good copy of this. The covers so awesome I had to grab this one too.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Oh I love that cover. 2y
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