New York: Farrar, Straus, & Young, 1953. First American Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo; pp; xviii, (ii), 219; blue cloth and patterned paper covered boards lettered in silver in an price clipped dust jacket. Very good / some wear to jacket spine and edges else a very good. Item #18855
In My Mother's House and Sido, Colette plays fictional variations on the themes of childhood, family, and, above all, her mother. Vividly alive, fond of cities, music, theater, and books, Sido devoted herself to her village, Saint-Saveur; to her garden, with its inhabitants and its animals; and, especially, to her children, particularly her youngest, whom she called Minet-Chéri. Unlike Gigi and Chéri, which focus largely on sexual love and its repercussions, My Mother's House and Sido center on the compelling figure of a powerful, nurturing woman in late-nineteenth-century rural France, conveying the impact she had on her community and on her daughter -- who grew up to be a great writer.