The Vagabond

The Vagabond

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Thirty-three years-old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the comforts of marriage. A provincial tour puts distance between them and enables Renée, in a moving series of leters and meditations, to resolve alone the struggle between her need to be loved and her need to have a life and work of her own.

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Title:The Vagabond
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374528041
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  • Duane

    I've enjoyed all the Colette books that I have read, but The Vagabond is my favorite. Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a French writer in the early 20th century, created the memorable characters of Gigi, Ch...

  • Eric

    This is probably the most beautiful piece of writing I've ever found. If there is a more honest exposition, a more sincere appraisal, of the narrative we live when not consumed by mundane distractions...

  • Chrissie

    Why in the world did I like this so much?Is it the plot? It is about a music-hall dancer, Rénée Néré. She is thirty-three, a Parisian of Montmartre, a recent divorcée. She is burnt by marriage. S...

  • Jim Fonseca

    Long before Cher and Madonna thought they invented “first names only,” there was Colette (1873-1954). And long before gay rights, Collette, who was bisexual, flaunted her numerous lesbian affairs....

  • Jessica

    'Cheri' and 'The Last of Cheri' are two of my favorite books and I thought it was about time I read more of Colette, and 'The Vagabond' didn't disappoint. It's hard to believe this was written in 1910...

  • Dave

    A glittering stream of diamonds came from Colette's pen to create this novel. It would have been sheer pleasure to read this just for the language alone, and I regret not reviving my French skills to ...

  • Constance Dunn

    First off, I am bias towards this book, as any reader would be who finds a character too like-minded, too closely resembling her own set of cirsumstances. That being said, once the bond is created it ...

  • Laura

    i read the original English translation, by Charlotte Remfry Kidd, which may have made a difference. I could not help seeing the main character, Renee, as a woman damaged by her first marriage, damage...

  • Camille

    Colette dit je et parle au présent, quand elle écrit Renée. Renée est artiste de music-hall pour mieux être libre, libre de son premier mari, libre amoureusement et financièrement. Mais saura-t-...

  • Sarah

    Délicieusement début XXe !...