The Collected Stories of Colette - Varieties of Human Nature Summary & Analysis

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Varieties of Human Nature Summary

"The Hidden Woman" is the story of a man who suspects his wife of cheating on him. When they are invited to a masked ball, he says he will be out of town but tells her to go. However, he follows her there, nervous the whole night. Nevertheless, when he finally sees her embrace somebody, he writes it off as her being caught up in the moment. In "Dawn," a man's wife leaves him and his friends begin to gossip. He goes to a country town to escape it all, but is haunted by insomnia and his own memories, thinking he will never recover from the loss. "One Evening" is the story of Colette and her friend Valentine, one night when they are out driving and their car breaks down. Colette knows some acquaintances nearby, so they...

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