Claudine in Paris

  • Title: Claudine in Paris
  • Author: Colette
  • ISBN: 9780345307088
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Claudine in Paris At the age of seventeen Claudine is in despair having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris Comforted by her devoted maid Melie her slug obsessed Papa and the trustworthy cat Fanchette
    At the age of seventeen Claudine is in despair having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris Comforted by her devoted maid Melie, her slug obsessed Papa, and the trustworthy cat Fanchette, Claudine s instinctive curiosity gradually leads to an awakened interest in the city Ruthless, impetuous and chastely sensual Claudine records her witty observations and advAt the age of seventeen Claudine is in despair having left her beloved Montigny for a new life in Paris Comforted by her devoted maid Melie, her slug obsessed Papa, and the trustworthy cat Fanchette, Claudine s instinctive curiosity gradually leads to an awakened interest in the city Ruthless, impetuous and chastely sensual Claudine records her witty observations and adventures amongst the intriguing characters that surround her, evoking the glamour and excitement of Parisian life.

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    About Colette


    1. Colette was the pen name of the French novelist and actress Sidonie Gabrielle Colette She is best known, at least in the English speaking world, for her novella Gigi, which provided the plot for a famous Lerner Loewe musical film and stage musical She started her writing career penning the influential Claudine novels of books The novel Ch ri is often cited as her masterpiece.


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    1. Klaudyna w Paryżu, wyrwana ze swojego naturalnego środowiska, nie traci uroku. W drugim tomie zaczęłam bardziej zwracać uwagę na język i muszę przyznać, że tłumaczka się spisała. Colette niezwykle sprawnie operuje językiem, ironicznie i nostalgicznie jednocześnie, powielając schematy powieści sentymentalnej i nabijając się z nich w tym samym zdaniu. Dystans do siebie Klaudyny, zarówno jako bohaterki, jak i zachowany w strukturze tekstu, jest do pozazdroszczenia. Innymi słowy [...]

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    2. Aaaah, Claudine, ma très chère Claudine!Encore une fois je suis surprise par la modernité de ce roman! Publié à 1901, il parvient quand même à me faire sourciller en 2016. Ce n'est pas tant qu'il est choquant pour le 21e siècle, mais je suis étonnée de la popularité de ce roman dans une époque qui était pourtant toute autre. LGBT, inceste, prostitution dans le Paris de la Belle Époque, c'est un délice!Nous retrouvons donc Claudine, adolescente par excellece, à Paris. Adieu, Clair [...]

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    3. In Claudine in Paris I was a little dissapointed that she had lost some of her self assuredness of the first book. Her illness and moving to the big city seemed to take it's toll on Claudine which made me sad. That and her increased prudishness in this book made me like her a little less. The scenes between her and her young gay nephew were great though. I loved how he was so worried other people would find out, and scolded her for teasing him about it, when everyone already knew. I thought it w [...]

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    4. Claudine in Paris is the second book in the series while continuing to be a sheer joy to read. Here, Claudine is seventeen and still ruthless and has moved from her sheltered life in Montigny to Paris. Colette’s prose is witty and sparkling, and there wasn’t a single page I didn’t turn without arching my eyebrows. Only in France could this book have been published way back in 1901, although I believe it still did cause quite the stir. This second book follows a similar theme; with Claudine [...]

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    5. I have just discovered Colette and I am overwhelmed. Her outrageousness is a delight- Claudine, is in every sense ,a teenager -before the word was invented and her adolescent observations of the characters, who people her life are drawn with such acerbic humour that I found myself smiling through almost every page.Born in the last twenty years of the Victorian era, Colette has conjured prose that sparkles with wit and mischievous disregard for convention and in 'Claudine in Paris', This child is [...]

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    6. C'est encore mieux que "Claudine à l'école" et quel dommage que je ne l'aie pas lu bien plus tôt!

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    7. Odnośnie pierwszego tomu ten jest o wiele lepszy pod względem postaci i wydarzeń, bardziej mnie zaciekawił. Jednak Colette pisze trochę tak staromodnie i ciężko ją czasami zrozumieć ;)

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    8. This is the second in Colette's 'Claudine' series, published initially in 1901 and attributed to her then husband, 'Willy'. In time, these short and endearing novels were correctly attributed to Colette, the true author.Partly autobiographical - Willy encouraged his wife to write about her youth, but to spice things up a little - the novel is presented partly like the diary entries of a young girl, wherein Claudine often refers to herself in the third person.Claudine is aged 17 in this novel, wh [...]

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    9. In Claudine in Paris our heroine seems to lose some of her self confidence from the first book. This made sense to me as she is obviously new to a big city and no longer the leader of all those around her. In this book she at times was a bit more prude and it was funny to see how scandalized she was by the actions of her cousin Marcel and her dear friend Luce. For it's time it is obvious that the book was very scandalous and it was a fun read.

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    10. Ah ce roman est tellement moderne pour son temps ! Claudine est une héroïne tellement irrésistible !

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    11. La vecchia Claudine compare di tanto in tanto, ma per la gran parte del tempo è solo una adolescente lagnosa e rompipalle. :( Peccato.Speriamo nel terzo capitolo.

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    12. How did Paris greet Claudine? In this book, published in 1901 and the second in a series, the eponymous lead visits a milliner who, upon outfitting her, exclaims, "You look exactly like Polaire!" Two years later, Polaire, the star of the Parisian stage, took the title role in an adaptation of this series.Colette, who only regained authorship of the Claudine novels after separating from her domineering plagiarist husband Willy — he initially put his name to her work — is known in the anglosph [...]

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    13. Borrowed this book from a community bookshelf while travelling. It was what I needed: easy to digest, but not boring (there was *almost* enough homosexuality and sadism to keep me going (oh but I wish there were more)). I hadn't read any Colette before this. I'm absolutely charmed by Claudine!Claudine is very particular. Her descriptions are endlessly amusing (little kittens as slugs), and she says things like "tell me about the Good Country Housewife and her ingenuity in the matter of cesspools [...]

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    14. I`m finally done! It took me quite a while, but when I`ve finally sat down to reading it, it went quickly. I liked it, though less than first part. In this part - there`s too much Claudine`s musings about life. Meeting with Luce was quite strange I liked the ending and I`m looking forward to reading 3rd book.

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    15. I've been wanting to read Colette and this was a quick glance at one of her many volumes of work. Imagine the scandal that the book must have raised when first published in 1901 - covering mistresses, homosexuality, a bit of sadomasochism!

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    16. I quite enjoyed reading about Claudine though it was a pity she had two of Franchette's kittens. And to be honest I'm not sure why she chose Renaud. Not that any of the men she knew seemed worthy enough .

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    17. I started with this, the second book in the series. As I noted at the time, I disliked the older men in the book who preyed on the sexual curiosity and economic security of young women (in their own extended family!).

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    18. I liked Claudine better in this than in Claudine at School, because she's not quite so abusive. I also enjoy and empathize with her fascination with her only Paris friend, the delicate but unavailable Marcel. To me, this story is mostly just a set-up of the scandalous next book: Claudine Married.

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    19. @bc: aurookcrossing/journal/(rilasciato)

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    20. It was enlightening to read something from that era in descriptions never imagined. She was upbeat about life despite the things that she had to confront.

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    21. Think of the story of Anne of Green Gables, only set in the early 1900's Paris and juicier! I actually love it.

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    22. Even though I found her even more charming in the first of the series, Claudine at 17 is still charming (if a little bit raunchy).

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    23. ColetteThe Complete ClaudineIn compilation only.

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    24. not quite as engaged by this one, but still liked it. didn't continue on to the next claudine novel, though. felt like i needed a break from it.

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    25. Annual re-read of a favorite <3

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    26. lighthearted and breezy as a petite french mechant madmoisellefined relaxation for those still wanting some style guidance on how to live.

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