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The hero of Colette’s 1920 novel Chéri, Fred Peloux, is a young man in love with Léa, a woman nearly twice his age. As many readers know, such a relationship might be quite enough to fuel a fascinating story. However, to complicate matters, Fred happens to be engaged to another girl, Edmée. Although Fred and his longtime love Léa have never solidified their relationship, Fred’s impending marriage to Edmée opens their eyes to just how much he and Léa care for each other. As the wedding draws near, Fred and Léa grow increasingly despondent about the end of their relationship. Fred goes forward with his marriage and forces himself to stay true to his vows. For several months, Fred and Léa keep their distance. Both are miserable, however, and wonder if there will ever be a way for their love to live again. A romantic drama full of rich emotion and poignant complexity, Chéri will satisfy any reader looking for a tale of passion that refuses to grow cold.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
"Léa! Donne-le-moi, ton collier de perles! Tu m'entends, Léa? Donne-moi ton collier!"
Aucune réponse ne vint du grand lit de fer forgé et de cuivre ciselé, qui brillait dans l'ombre comme une armure.
"Pourquoi ne me le donnerais-tu pas, ton collier? Il me va aussi bien qu'à toi, et même ...
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