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Author : Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Title : Chéri

Publisher : Victor Gollancz 1930

Description : 1/1 UK. First published in France in 1920, Chèri follows the story of Lèa, an ageing courtesan, a once famous beauty facing the end of her sexual career. She is also facing the end of her most intense love affair, with Fred Peloux, known as Cheri - a playboy half her age.

Translated by Janet Flanner. 

Colette's first four novels - the Claudine stories - were published under the name of her writer husband Henry Gauthier-Villars who used the pen name 'Willy'. After their divorce, Colette had no access to the sizeable earnings of the novels,  the copyright belonging to Henry.

Condition : Textblock clean throughout in excellent condition. 

Binding : Bound in full yellow goatskin. Hand-sewn endbands with gilt edges and black paper endpapers. Gold lettering to spine and upper board. Gold border to upper board. Contained in a black cloth covered slipcase.

Size : 190mm x 130mm

Ref : CON/708