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Author: Colette
Series: colette
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Cheri, first published in 1920, is considered Colette's finest novel. Exquisitely handsome, spoilt and sardonic, Cheri is the only son of a wealthy courtesan, a contemporary of Lea, the magnificent and talented woman who for six years has devoted herself to his amorous education. When a rich marriage is arranged for Cheri, Lea reluctantly decides their relationship must end. Cheri, despite his apparent detachment, is haunted by memories of Lea; alienated from his wife, his family and his surroundings, he retreats into a fantasy world made up of dreams and the past, a world from which there is only one route of escape. In her portrait of the fated love affair between a very young man and a middle-aged woman, Colette achieved a peak in her earthy, sensuous and utterly individual art. Cheri caused considerable controversy both in its choice of setting - the fabulous demi-monde of the Parisian courtesans - and in its portrayal of Cheri.

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A sumptuous belle epoque tale of a courtesan and a lover half her age. Cheri is considered Colette's finest book.
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General Fields

  • : 9780099422761
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Classics
  • : September 2001
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 9
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Colette