Claudine At School

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Claudine At School
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  • 9780099422471
  • 9781446475058

THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE FILM COLETTE, out Jan 2019.

The first book in Colette's enchanting Claudine series.

Colette’s enchanting stories of the clever and charming Claudine were first published under her husband’s name, and they were an instant sensation in early twentieth-century France. In Claudine at School we meet Claudine as a teenager, wickedly witty, rebellious and effervescent, competing with her new headmistress for the affections of the pretty mistress Miss Aimee. With her first book Colette turned her life into art and a literary icon was born.

  • Random House; April 2011
  • ISBN 9781446475058
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  • Title: Claudine At School
  • Author: Colette
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
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  • 9780099422471
  • 9781446475058

In The Press

"A perpetual feast to the reader. Her prose is rich, flawless, intricate, audacious and utterly beautiful"

About The Author

Colette, the creator of Claudine, Cheri and Gigi, and one of France’s outstanding writers, had a long, varied and active life. She was born in Burgundy on 1873 into a home overflowing with dogs, cats and children, and educated at the local village school. At the age of twenty she moved to Paris with her first husband, the notorious writer and critic Henry Gauthiers-Viller (Willy). By locking her in her room, Willy forced Collette to write her first novels (the Claudine sequence), which he published under his name. They were an instant success. Colettte left Willy in 1906 and worked in music-halls as an actor and dancer. She had a love affair with Napoleon’s niece, married twice more, had a baby at 40 and at 47. Her writing, which included novels, portraits, essays and a large body of autobiographical prose, was admired by Proust and Gide. She was the first woman President of the Académie Goncourt, and when she died, aged 81, she was given a state funeral and buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

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  • 9780099422471
  • 9781446475058