Suite Française - Part 1, Storm In June: Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Irène Némirovsky
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Part 1, Storm In June: Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

The author introduces Gabriel Corte, a very wealthy writer who lives a luxurious life with his mistress(es) and his valuable possessions. He is quite self-absorbed, loves the color blue, and is described as somewhat effeminate or, at least affected in his mannerisms. His main mistress, Florence, serves him in every way, as though he were an honored king, feigning admiration and interest in his work. He expects her to keep up with his writing process and talks to her as if he is talking to himself about his work. Corte, who lives in peaceful seclusion, does not want to face the reality that the war is approaching, but is concerned more with his creative process. Corte has a penchant for champagne and fruit .

Their valet, Marcel, takes a call from Jules Blanc...

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