Chéri

By: Colette (translated by Janet Flanner)

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(no dust jacket) [light bumping to bottom corners, spine cloth a little sun-browned, overall a good solid clean copy; bookplate of longtime MGM writer/producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. (B&W illustrations) Originally published in France in 1920, this was the first of Colette's novels to appear in America, and it set off something of a vogue for her work, which lasted until roughly the mid-1930s. It's the story of a gigolo, which playwright-journalist Lewis Galantière called "a brilliant work of character portrayal, tragic in its implications, but on the surface a comedy in a genre new to us and full of a slightly macabre fascination." The first film version was a French production released in 1950, directed by Pierre Billon; more recently, Stephen Frears directed an adaptation in 2009, from a screenplay by Christopher Hampton, starring Rupert Friend and Michelle Pfeiffer. The novel has also served as the basis for a couple of TV adaptations and a ballet.

Title: Chéri

Author: Colette (translated by Janet Flanner)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Hermann Post

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1929

Binding: Hardcover Second Printing

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 24513

Keywords: French Literature Movie Source