Author(s): Colette; Antonia White (Translator)
Green Sealing Wax is a story from Colette, "the most French of all French writers" (New York Times)...
In this autobiographical gem about her first impulses to write, a young Colette nurses a romance with her father's tools: blotting paper, an ebony ruler, stationary, pens, and sealing wax of various colors - red, violet, and green. Meanwhile, the facts of life bloom around her. Her parents argue, a neighbor dies, and Madame Hervouet, the old man's widow, quite simply loses her mind . . . With the mythologizing of a child and the uncanny wisdom of a real writer, Colette - "the most French of all French writers" (New York Times) - describes her glittering initiation into the bewildering and fraught world of adults.