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Colette (1) [1873–1954]

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Colette (1) has been aliased into Colette.

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Works have been aliased into Colette.

Chéri / The Last of Chéri 857 copies, 11 reviews
The Vagabond 819 copies, 20 reviews
The Collected Stories of Colette 599 copies, 3 reviews
The Pure and the Impure 591 copies, 7 reviews
Ripening Seed (Author) 569 copies, 12 reviews
Chéri 552 copies, 17 reviews
Gigi / The Cat 533 copies, 14 reviews
Claudine at School (Author) 395 copies, 7 reviews
My Mother's House / Sido 355 copies, 4 reviews
Break of Day 325 copies, 3 reviews
Gigi 320 copies, 7 reviews
Earthly Paradise 246 copies, 3 reviews
Claudine in Paris 228 copies, 2 reviews
The Innocent Libertine 198 copies, 3 reviews
Claudine Married 187 copies, 3 reviews
The Shackle 181 copies, 5 reviews
Claudine and Annie 160 copies, 2 reviews
The Other One 126 copies, 1 review
Mitsou 112 copies, 3 reviews
Duo and Le Toutounier 72 copies, 1 review
The Blue Lantern 70 copies, 1 review
Sido 45 copies, 1 review
Duo 42 copies
The Kepi 38 copies
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 1 (Author) 35 copies
For a flower album 18 copies, 1 review
Places 17 copies
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 2 (Author) 16 copies
La paix chez les bêtes 16 copies, 1 review
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 3 (Author) 12 copies
LA GUIRLANDE DES ANNES (Author) 9 copies
L'envers de music-hall (Author) 9 copies
7 by Colette 8 copies
Oeuvres, tome 4 (Author) 6 copies
Claudine 6 copies
En pays connu 3 copies
Gigi Cheri 3 copies
Romans 3 copies
Chrie 2 copies
Gribiche 2 copies
Die Freundin 2 copies
1997 2 copies
CUENTOS 1 copy
Die Katze 1 copy
Viticci 1 copy
uvres I 1 copy
Oeuvres, vol I et II 1 copy, 1 review

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, popularly known by her last name, was born in a small village in the Burgundy region of eastern France to Captain Jules-Joseph Colette and his wife Sidonie Landoy. At age 20, she married Henry Gauthier-Villars, 15 years her senior, a writer and music critic who went by the pen name of "Willy." He encouraged Colette to write her childhood memoirs, which were published under his name between 1900 and 1903 as four novels called the Claudine series.: After Willy left her in 1906, she earned a living by performing in Parisian music hall shows. Colette then began a career as a journalist, and in the offices of the daily newspaper Le Matin, she met the editor, Henry de Jouvenel, a writer and politician; they married in 1912 and had a daughter. By 1927, she was frequently being called France's greatest woman writer. Colette married as her third husband Maurice Goudeket, who was 17 years her junior and Jewish. In 1945, she was elected the first woman member of the Académie Goncourt, and would serve as its president. At her death, she was given a state funeral.

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