GIGI--which became the successful Lerner-Loewe movie musical--is the story of a young Parisian girl in training to be a courtesan, and the man-about-town who falls in love with her. As the delightful Gigi, one of Colette's most successful characters, batters with her lover Gaston against the rigid traditions of fin de siècle French society, Colette demonstrates the superiority of true love over mere commerce. JULIE DE CARNEILHAN, reportedly based on Colette's relationship with her second husband, describes a faded ...

Gigi Julie de Carneilhan 1976, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374513177

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