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"The paradoxes of great literature are those of human nature, and Colette is nothing if not human . . . Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist--these are the qualities of the artist and the woman. Its is time to rediscover them." --From the Introduction
"The Vagabond, one of the first and best feminist novels ever written, is that rare thing: a great book which is also inspiring." --Erica Jong
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
Full disclosure. Colette is one of my favorite authors. I tend to read and re-read all her books. That's why I was thrilled to see Vagabond on Kindle and I immediately ordered it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joan C. Curtis
I've liked Colette for a long time, and I am rereading The Vagabond and enjoying it more than ever.
Stanley Applebaum points out in the excellent introduction that... Read more
This was the first book I ever read by the inimitable Colette. She is regarded by many French people as one of the truly great writers and this book shows why. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by M. Smith
Tedious narration of an actress' life and thoughts.
I'm always curious about great writers of the past, and I wanted to try some of Colette's works. Read more
somewhat slow moving & sad. the story was o.k. the writing was good. the direction the story went was pretty predictable.Published on December 20, 2012 by Debra Tufford
I wish I'd read this when I was 17 -- for the Gallic wit, for the "milk and macaroni" existence of music hall performers, and for the skepticism about young men in love. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Karl Stull
The little book, The Vagabond, that I purchased through Amazon, arrived in excellent condition. I enjoyed reading the novel, as well as holding it in my hand. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by G. Givan