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Retreat from Love
by Colette and Margaret Crosland


Overview - In an isolated farmhouse in the Jura, Claudine awaits her husband Renaud's return from a Swiss sanatorium. She distracts herself by encouraging her young friend Annie to recount salacious episodes from her love life. When Renaud's homosexual son Marcel arrives, Claudine sets about matchmaking, a fiasco she bitterly regrets.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In an isolated farmhouse in the Jura, Claudine awaits her husband Renaud's return from a Swiss sanatorium. She distracts herself by encouraging her young friend Annie to recount salacious episodes from her love life. When Renaud's homosexual son Marcel arrives, Claudine sets about matchmaking, a fiasco she bitterly regrets. With Renaud's death, Claudine's ennui is transmuted into resigned suffering. But she gradually allows the rhythm and beauty of the natural world to reawaken her desire to live. Retreat From Love, first published in 1907, was the first of Colette's novels to be written without the collaboration of her husband 'Willy', from whom she had recently separated.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780720609547
  • ISBN-10: 0720609542
  • Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
  • Publish Date: February 1996
  • Page Count: 227
  • Dimensions: 8.48 x 5.32 x 0.74 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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