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Books of Colette in order

Books of Colette in order

Updated: May 8, 2024 by Mylene in Books in order

Woman of letters, actress and journalist, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known as Colette, is one of the most famous novelists of the early twentieth century. Born in Burgundy, she will be the pen-president of Willy, author of popular novels. She will free herself more and more from Willy to publish her own books and will lead a music hall career, then will experience years of scandals while publishing numerous works.

Discover Colette

Here is the complete list of Colette’s works, classified in chronological order:

  • Claudine l’école (Claudine at school) – 1900
  • Claudine à Paris (Claudine in Paris) – 1901
  • Claudine en ménage (Claudine Married) – 1902
  • Claudine s’en va (Claudine and Annie)  – 1903
  • Dialogues de bêtes – 1904
  • Minne  – 1904
  • La Retraite sentimentale  – 1907
  • Le vrilles de la vigne – 1908
  • L’ingénue libertine  – 1909
  • La vagabonde  – 1910
  • L’entrave (The Shackle) – 1913
  • L’envers du Music-hall – 1913
  • Prrou, Poucette et quelques autres – 1913 
  • La Paix chez les bêtes – 1916
  • Les Heures longues – 1917 
  • Dans la foule – 1918
  • Mitsou ou comment l’esprit vient aux filles – 1919
  • Chéri – 1920
  • Le voyage égoïste – 1922 
  • La Chambre éclairée – 1922
  • La maison de Claudine (The House of Claudine) – 1922
  • Le blé en herbe – 1923
  • La femme cachée – 1924 
  • Quatre Saisons – 1925
  • La fin de Chéri (The Last of Chéri ) – 1926
  • La naissance du jour (Break of Day) – 1928
  • La Seconde (he Other One) – 1929
  • Sido – 1930
  • Le Pur et l’Impur (The Pure and the Impure) – 1932
  • La Chatte – 1933
  • Duo  – 1934
  • Mes apprentissages – 1936
  • Splendeur des papillons – 1936 
  • Bella-Vista – 1937 
  • La Jumelle noire – 1938
  • Le Toutounier – 1939
  • Chambre d’hôtel – 1940
  • Julie de Carneilhan – 1941 
  • Journal à rebours – 1941
  • Le Képi – 1943
  • Nudité – 1943
  • Gigi – 1944 
  • Trois… Six… Neuf… – 1944 
  • Paris de ma fenêtre – 1944 
  • L’Étoile Vesper, souvenirs  – 1946
  • Le Fanal bleu (The Blue Lantern) – 1949
  • En pays connu – 1949
  • Paradis terrestre – 1953

Colette: French writer and feminist icon

Colette stands out from her contemporaries thanks to the subjects she addresses; she finds her place among regionalist novelists with her refined but elevated style. To find out more, join our Book Club.

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