THE BLUE LANTERN, published in France in 1949, was Colette's last collection of her memories and reflections--the culmination of a lifetime of lyrical and evocative writing about her world and her perceptions. Unwell and crippled with arthritis, Colette continued to write, well into her 70s. This volume gets its title from her lamp, which had a blue bulb and a blue shade that were visible to passersby as she wrote late into the night.

The blue lantern. 1972, Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn.

ISBN-13: 9780837162911

Blue Lantern 1963, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436105005