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Cheri and The Last of Cheri are two novellas about the relationship between a young man named Cheri and his French courtesan named Lea. Although the two novellas were written several years apart, they flow seamlessly together to provide a complete picture of the relationship between the two characters, Cheri and Lea.
Cheri tells the story of Cheri (Frederic Peloux) and his courtesan Lea de Lonval. As the story unfolds it is learned that at the age of nineteen, Cheri entered into a six-year relationship with the French courtesan, Lea, who is a friend of his mother, Madame Peloux. Cheri's mother never had maternal instincts toward Cheri, so he is completely infatuated by Lea who not only introduces him to the world of love but also to everyday matters as if she were his mother.
The relationship is ill fated despite the fondness both Cheri and Lea feel...
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