La Vagabonde (French Edition) – Kindle edition by Colette. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. James Hopkin: As the Guardian’s France week draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the centenary of The Vagabond, Colette’s ageless novel. Eighteen years earlier, Colette had published La vagabonde, a first-person Colette’s novel can thus be read as an exploration of the quandary of the working .

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Learn more about Colette. The story is told in a sultry, passionate, and intelligent voice.

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The story follows the struggles of a woman who must choose between freedom and love. I like the ultimate end of this book but the characters especially Maxime were very frustrating. The ending took me by surprise but I appreciated it a lot.

Vapid Characters The beautiful writing was offset by the disdainful and boring characters. But social relevance aside, the writing itself is rich with sensory detail, even the furniture of her Bohemian apartment takes on a personality that haunts our dear Renee in the later chapters. Are you sure happiness is enough for me now? To which I could add: This article about a s novel is a stub. Preview — The Vagabond by Colette. With Brague as her partner, she earns her rent, food, clothes, and some extras.

Lists with This Book. It has received some negative reviews for an awkward translation, but I like it. This novel was written from the author’s colerte experiences, which one can read in a short biography at the start. La Vagabojde is a novel by the French writer Colette.

At one point Renee travels the French countryside, and the letters Renee writes her would be lover are sweet indeed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Return to Book Page. Scura, e non buia.


This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat But forget the philosoph This is probably the most beautiful piece of writing I’ve ever found. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, is drawn to her across the footlights and forces his way into her life. What I like most is that she has the discipline not to descend into sentimental farce, and can switch from flirtation to derision with a well-lacquered wink.

She appears to be a character created to convey an idea, and she is worthy of much more.

She goes on a day show tour without vagbonde and promises to give him her answer when she returns. Throughout this extraordinary — irreplaceable!

She started her writing career penning the influential Vgaabonde novels of books. You can tell that Colette is writing from experience, and with a passion and beauty that simply flows from the page. Now she must decide between Maxime and her career, as she recognizes that she cannot allow him to accompany her and is not yet ready to give up the wandering life, which somehow suits her.

I think this is what I found so wonderful with the book. I could not help seeing the main character, Renee, as a woman damaged by her first marriage, damaged so deeply that she could not vababonde in love again.

Folette been a few years since I read this, the first book by Colette that I ever read. The life of the music hall performer is also infused with details that only a pro would know. Then along comes the handsome and rich bachelo I’ve enjoyed all the Colette books that I have read, but The Vagabond is my favorite.

If the product is purchased by linking through, The Literary Ladies Guide receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing! Here is a brief description of the book from its first edition, followed by a brief syndicated review from that year: When you read the book you don’t know how she will choose.

Will she give up her job that enables her to provide for herself and do the things she wants, though the hours are ‘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.


Nothing- I know- leads to love. Mar 05, Jessica rated it really liked it.

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The Vagabond

La Vagabonde contains all that is best in Colette: I hate that Colette ended it like that. Enlors de vacances en Bretagne, Colette a une aventure avec le fils de son mari, Bertrand de Jouvenel. Will she choose to manage on her own or will she marry into an easy life of comfort and wealth…but what must she sacrifice then? Jena Cordle marked it as to-read Apr 22, Refresh and try again.

Mais ouibut she leaves the last bite to the sybarite. At times, Jean Rhys’s brilliant, desperate, drunken Paris novels come to mind here, but Colette has more poetry, more ways of coping, more grace to go with the grit.

Saison 5 classes de Seconde 3 et de Seconde 11 promotion Maxime visits her; she acknowledges that she has an admirer, but nothing more.

She entertains a light courtship with the Big-Noodle as she calls him before promptly fleeing on tour with the troupe, leaving her almost-lover “putting on the look of a beggar at the pastry chef’s window”. She then lies, promising to give herself to Maxime, but not until the tour is over.

If there is a more honest exposition, a more sincere appraisal, of the narrative we live when not consumed by mundane distractions, I look forward to your recommendations.