Claudine by Colette

The Claudine series consists of four early novels by the French author Colette, published 1900–1904. Written in diary form, they describe the growth to maturity of a young girl, Claudine. Aged fifteen at the beginning of the first book, Claudine à l'école, the series describes her education and experiences as she grows up. All the books are written in first-person with the first three having Claudine herself as the narrator. The last in the series, Claudine s'en va, introduces a new narrator, Annie.The novels were written in the late 19th century in collaboration with Colette's first husband, the writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, better known by his nom-de-plume "Willy". There has been much speculation over the degree of involvement of both Colette and Willy in the writing of the Claudine novels, particularly as Willy was known for often using ghostwriters. Consequently, although the novels were originally attributed to Willy only and published under his name alone, they were later published under both names. After the death of Willy, Colette went to court to challenge her former husband's involvement in any of the writing, and subsequently had his name removed from the books. This decision however was overturned after her death, as Willy's son from a prior relationship, Jacques Gauthier-Villars, successfully sued to have his father's name restored.The Claudine novels are thought to be roughly autobiographical. Whilst the stories were shocking in their time, this affectionate portrayal of a forthright and self-assured French girl who blossoms into a charismatic adult is nowadays more likely to be regarded as chastely sensual. Claudine à l'école (1900) – Claudine at School Claudine à Paris (1901) – Claudine in Paris Claudine en ménage (1902) – Claudine Married Claudine s'en va (1903) – Claudine and Annie

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La Maison de Claudine (Dodo Press) (French Edition) Paperback 1831653 $13.99 $13.99 2008
Claudine at School Audible Audiobook 93415 $14.95 1999
Claudine's House (Hesperus Modern Voices) by Colette (2005-09-01) Paperback 11697487 $70.02 $56.67
La Maison De Claudine (French Edition) Paperback 5266537 $14.95 2018
La maison de claudine Paperback 9422076 $3.75
Claudine Paperback 182408 $9.22 $3.50 2018
The Complete Claudine (English and French Edition) Paperback 1485892 $121.92 $6.15 1976
Claudine a Paris (Ldp Litterature) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 1448708 $6.48 $2.47 2004
Colette: Retreat From Love (The Final Novel in the Famous Claudine Series) Paperback 791711 $15.21 $1.99 1980
Claudine a L'ecole (Le Livre de Poche) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 691622 $7.77 $2.09 2004
Claudine À L'école Paperback 6942758 $4.81
Retreat From Love Hardcover 6119236 $33.99 $2.95
Colette: Retreat From Love (The Final Novel in the Famous Claudine Series) Paperback 6934195 $41.31 $3.37 1980
Claudine's House (Hesperus Modern Voices) Paperback 1375751 $45.00 $51.49 2005
Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine Hardcover 1461710 $24.30 $3.85 1996
Complete Claudine; Claudine at School, Claudine in Paris, Claudine Married, Claudine and Annie by Colette (1984-11-14) Hardcover 2148781 $162.21 $3.47
Cooking With Claudine (Jacques Pepin's Kitchen) Paperback 1067949 $4.99 $1.50 1996
Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine by Jacques Pepin (1996-11-02) Hardcover 6926090 $39.97 $2.88
The Complete Claudine (English and French Edition) Hardcover 7184031 $43.10 1976
The complete Claudine Paperback 16204292 $20.80
By Karen McCarthy Brown - Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (With a New Foreword by Claudine Michel) (3.6.2011) Paperback 1817402 $27.56 $27.55 2011
Claudine: Lined Writing Notebook with Personalized Name | 120 Pages | 6x9 | Flowers Paperback 1735707 $7.99 2019
You Looked at Me Hardcover 1828289 $13.98 $9.08 1989
La maison de Claudine (French Edition) Paperback 1287626 $16.99 1922
Naughty Claudine's Christmas Hardcover 672554 $9.95 $3.73 2017
The Claudine Novels (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Paperback 1312385 $66.64 $1.65 1995
The Claudine Novels (Twentieth Century Classics) by Colette (25-Jan-1990) Paperback Paperback 9472341 $183.94 $4.18
Claudine at School Mass Market Paperback 1471009 $66.01 $7.78 1982
Claudine at School (Vintage Classics) Paperback 1340177 $8.01 $7.98
Claudine at school Hardcover 3848353 $38.95
La Maison de Claudine (French Edition) Kindle Edition 1304362 2004
LA Maison De Claudine (Le Livre de Poche) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 3369638 $5.98 $2.28 1978
La Maison de Claudine (French Edition) Hardcover 11127369 $657.07 2008
La Maison de Claudine : Book and Audio Compact Disc, in French) (French Edition) Audio CD 18640013 $69.95
Retreat from Love Paperback 7267212 $5.68 $3.99 1996
La Maison de Claudine (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 1384331 $6.98 2013
Claudine at School Paperback 1612553 $40.47 $3.73
Claudine en Menage Paperback 1736410 $19.95 $7.00 1973
Claudine en ménage (Littérature Générale) (French Edition) Kindle Edition 3015126 2015
Claudine En Menage (Folio) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 13378858 $7.39 $2.22 1973
Claudine en ménage (Hors Collection Klincksieck) (French Edition) Paperback 18559268 $38.00 $35.96 1975
Complete Claudine; Claudine at School, Claudine in Paris, Claudine Married, Claudine and Annie Hardcover 1164488 $82.69 $2.70 1984
La maison De Claudine. Illustrations De Armand Vallee Hardcover 14839129 $25.00
Les Claudine : Claudine a l'Ecole, Claudine a Paris, Claudine en Menage, Claudine S'en Va Paperback 1708282 $26.36 $179.10 2019
La maison de Claudine (French Edition) Paperback 3723276 $12.95 $46.04 2017
Claudine à Paris Audible Audiobook 92693 $16.75 2016
The Complete Claudine: Claudine at School; Claudine in Paris; Claudine Married; Claudine and Annie Paperback 53619 $10.43 $5.67 2001
La maison de Claudine (French Edition) Paperback 1537936 $18.99 $9.44 2007