Cheri

Colette,

£7.99

Exquisitely handsome, spoilt and sardonic, Chéri begins an affair with a middle-aged courtesan. When a marriage is arranged for him, the affair ends, and Chéri retreats into a fantasy world of dreams and the past.

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A vivid, believable love story between an older woman and a younger man.

L̩a de Lonval is a magnificent and aging courtesan facing the end of her career. She has devoted the last six years to the amorous education of the exquisitely handsome and spoilt Ch̩ri Рa playboy half her age. When an advantageous marriage is arranged for Ch̩ri, L̩a reluctantly decides their relationship must end. But neither lover can foresee how deeply they are connected, or how much they will have to give up.

First published in 1920, it was instantly greeted by Marcel Proust and André Gide as a masterpiece.

‘I devoured Chéri at a gulp. What a wonderful subject and with what intelligence, mastery and understanding of the least-admitted secrets of the flesh’ André Gide

Additional information

Weight 96 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 8 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

122

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.912 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K