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The Colette Omnibus - Cheri, The Last of Cheri, Gigi, The Vagabond, The Shackle
The Colette Omnibus - Cheri The Last of Cheri Gigi The Vagabond The Shackle Author:Colette These are dazzling love stories of a great and sensual writer. Perceptive, worldly, witty, wise and moving, these stories reflect Colette’s own long, rich, immensely full life. — • "Cheri" is the classic story of a love affair between a handsome, spoiled young man and the older woman who introduces him to sensuality. — • "The Last of Cheri" traces... more » Cheri’s downfall after he has married a sweet young thing.
• "Gigi" tells of the irrepressible young woman who wins a debonair aristocrat—and marriage—despite the antibourgeois strategies of her free-loving family.
• "The Vagabond" is recently divorced Renee Nere—like her creator a writer and music hall mime—who must choose between her need to be loved and her desire for independence.
• "The Shackle" reintroduces Renee Nere, in Colette’s most intensive portrait of two people trying to come to terms with their erotic natures.
Born in 1873 in a small French village, Sidonie Gabrielle Colette wrote over forty books that are admired both for their style and for their unerring psychology. These five novels are magnificent examples of rich, relevant and entertaining fiction, filled with the intuitive awareness that is inimitably Collette’s.« less