Title My Mother's House And Sido.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Printing.
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Young, New York: 1953.
Seller ID 68498X1
The two books in this volume are variations on the same themes: Colette's childhood, her family and - above all - her mother. Vividly alive, fond of cities, of books, theaters and music, Sido devoted herself to one village, Saint-Saveur, and to one love, her garden with its inhabitants, the children and the animals. Tender yet astringent, generous and decisive, there is no doubt that Sido is Colette's fullest, most adorable and most compassionate character. And the reader sees in her the source of many of the qualities that have made Colette the great writer that she is. Translated into English from the French by Enid McLeod and Una Troubridge. "The American reader will find Colette at her most brilliant best here. . . . If you do not know her work, here is a place to begin . . ." - Henry Seidel Canby
(Key Words: Colette, Mothers, Personal Narratives, Enid McLeod, French Literature, Una Troubridge).