Books Like The Vagabond by Colette | Suggested Reading

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Nearly all of Colette's full novels, as well as many of the novellas — such as Gigi — can be related to The Vagabond, despite radical variations in plot. Several themes and life situations are repeated or echoed. Women of superior ability and character married to or in a liaison with inferior men are seen in numerous Colette fictions. The glories of nature and youth are contrasted repeatedly with the corruption of city life, especially that of Paris, among adults.

The most relevant title to consider when thinking of The Vagabond is Recaptured (1931; L'Entrave, 1913; also published in English as The Shackle, 1964), which is a lesser sequel. The plot takes Renee finally into the arms of a man to whom she is willing to submit.

While the text is inferior, the topics and the conflict are much the same.

Renee still realizes that her union with Jean will be...

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