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The Vagabond (Translated from the original French, La Vagabonde) by prolific French author Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette), is a 1910 novel telling the story of Renée Néré. Taking place at the turn of the twentieth century, 33-year old Renée becomes a music hall dancer in Paris after divorcing a cruel and faithless husband.
Not surprisingly, this narrative is based on Colette’s years as a music hall performer and actual experiences with her first husband. The nefarious Willy famously compelled her to crank out the Claudine stories, and then took credit for them. After Colette broke free of her toxic marriage, her spirit soared. She worked as a journalist and moonlighted as a music hall performer, all the while continuing to write fiction. Read More→