Pure and the Impure by Colette

The Pure and the Impure by Colette. 1967 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, first thus, 175 pages. From the New York Review of Books: "Colette herself considered The Pure and the Impure her best book, 'the nearest I shall ever come to writing an autobiography.' This guided tour of the erotic netherworld with which Colette was so intimately acquainted begins in the darkness and languor of a fashionable opium den..."

Condition: Jacket and book are very good, some wear and brown marks to the jacket, owner name on end paper and fading to boards.

"Quite expecting to be bored, I settled down on the mat allotted to me and watched the opium smoke wastefully and sluggishly streaming upward to collide, as if regretfully, with the glass panes of the skylight."

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