Mademoiselle Colombe Book Summary and Study Guide

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   Colombe and her husband Julian come to the theatre to ask his actress mother for help because he is going into the army. She gets the beautiful Colombe a part in her play. Colombe is successful as an actress and many of the men in the company including Julian's brother try to make love to her, some with apparent success. Julian comes home on leave after he has been told of her unfaithfulness. He accuses her and although she admits her indiscretions, she maintains that they have nothing to do with her love for him. Indeed he is blamed by almost everyone in the play for being overly moral.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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