The Vagabond by Colette [TRADE PAPERBACK / 1955]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
Inside is like new and unread. Small corner crease to cover. Back cover has some light pink-ish discoloration. Some minor spot-stains on margins of first two pages.
Thirty-three years-old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the comforts of marriage. A provincial tour puts distance between them and enables Renée, in a moving series of leters and meditations, to resolve alone the struggle between her need to be loved and her need to have a life and work of her own.