The Complete Claudine

Claudine at School/Claudine in Paris/Claudine Married/Claudine and Annie

By Colette; Judith Thurman (Introduction by); Antonia White (Translator)
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Paperback, 9780374528034, 632pp.)

Publication Date: September 2001

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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."



About the Author


Judith Thurman is the author of "Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller" and "Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette". A staff writer at "The New Yorker", she lives in New York City.

Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office, had four novels published and translated over thirty novels from French. She died in Sussex in 1980.
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