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Colette (1) [1873–1954]

This page covers the author of Chéri / The Last of Chéri.

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Colette (1) has been aliased into Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

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Works have been aliased into Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

Chéri / The Last of Chéri 814 copies, 9 reviews
The Vagabond 773 copies, 20 reviews
The Collected Stories of Colette 571 copies, 3 reviews
The Pure and the Impure 553 copies, 7 reviews
The Ripening Seed (Author) 540 copies, 12 reviews
Chéri (Author) 521 copies, 16 reviews
Gigi / The Cat 508 copies, 13 reviews
Claudine at School 373 copies, 6 reviews
My Mother's House / Sido 342 copies, 4 reviews
Break of Day 309 copies, 3 reviews
Gigi 302 copies, 5 reviews
Earthly Paradise 225 copies, 2 reviews
Claudine in Paris 221 copies, 2 reviews
The Innocent Libertine 189 copies, 3 reviews
The Shackle 176 copies, 5 reviews
Claudine Married 175 copies, 3 reviews
Claudine and Annie 153 copies, 2 reviews
The Other One (Author) 121 copies, 1 review
Mitsou 109 copies, 3 reviews
Duo and Le Toutounier 67 copies, 1 review
The Blue Lantern 66 copies, 1 review
Sido 42 copies, 1 review
Duo 39 copies
The Kepi 36 copies
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 1 (Author) 32 copies
For a flower album 17 copies, 1 review
Places 16 copies
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 2 (Author) 15 copies
La paix chez les bêtes 15 copies, 1 review
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 3 (Author) 11 copies
L'envers de music-hall (Author) 9 copies
LA GUIRLANDE DES ANNES (Author) 9 copies
7 by Colette 8 copies
Oeuvres, tome 4 (Author) 6 copies
Claudine 6 copies
Gigi Cheri 3 copies
En pays connu 3 copies
Die Freundin 2 copies
1997 2 copies
Romans 2 copies
Gribiche 2 copies
Viticci 1 copy
Die Katze 1 copy
CUENTOS 1 copy
uvres I 1 copy
Oeuvres, vol I et II 1 copy, 1 review

Works have been aliased into Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

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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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