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The complete Claudine
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."

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Introduction    Judith Thurmanp. vii
Claudine at Schoolp. 1
Claudine in Parisp. 209
Claudine Marriedp. 367
Claudine and Anniep. 513
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