Saturday, March 17, 2012


These two short novellas speak to the politics of love. Gigi is a young girl being educated in the skills of the Courtesan, about to enter a world where a woman's chief weapon is her body. However with the bored and very rich Gaston Lachaille, Gigi wants nothing of this 'education'. The Cat is about a love triangle between a man, his fiancee and his beloved Russian Blue cat.

Paperback, 160 pages
by Colette
Translated from the French by Roger Senhouse
Published by Vintage Classics, New Edition 2001
Gigi first published in 1944
La Chatte first published in 1933

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