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Sentimental Education

Gustave Flaubert


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PUBLISHED: 30th November 2004
ISBN: 9780140447972
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Based on Flaubert's own youthful passion for an older woman, "Sentimental Education" was described by its author as "the moral history of the men of my generation." It follows the amorous adventures of Frederic Moreau, a law student who, returning home to Normandy from Paris, notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and as their paths cross and re-cross over the years, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life. Blending love story, historical authenticity, and satire, "Sentimental Education" is one of the great French novels of the nineteenth century.
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  • Paperback
    $15.99
PUBLISHED: 30th November 2004
ISBN: 9780140447972
ANNOTATION:
Based on Flaubert's own youthful passion for an older woman, "Sentimental Education" was described by its author as "the moral history of the men of my generation." It follows the amorous adventures of Frederic Moreau, a law student who, returning home to Normandy from Paris, notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and as their paths cross and re-cross over the years, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life. Blending love story, historical authenticity, and satire, "Sentimental Education" is one of the great French novels of the nineteenth century.

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Based on Flaubert's own youthful passion for an older woman, "Sentimental Education" was described by its author as "the moral history of the men of my generation." It follows the amorous adventures of Frederic Moreau, a law student who, returning home to Normandy from Paris, notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and as their paths cross and re-cross over the years, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life. Blending love story, historical authenticity, and satire, "Sentimental Education" is one of the great French novels of the nineteenth century.

Publisher Description

Sentimental Education begins with the hero - Frederic Moreau - leaving Paris and returning to the provinces and his mother. Part love story, part historical novel and satire it tells of how Moreau is driven by passion for an unattainable older woman. His 'sentimental education' turns out to be more of an anxious quest than a happy one, echoing Flaubert's own life experience of unrequited love. Packed with vivid detail and characterised by its historical authenticity, the book was described by Flaubert as 'the moral history of the men of my generation'.

Author Biography

Flaubert was born in 1821. After illness ended a career in law, he retired to live with his mother and devote himself to writing. He achieved limited success in his own lifetime, but his reputation grew steadily after his death in 1880. Geoffrey Wall teaches French at the University of York. His biography of Flaubert has been translated into four languages.

Product Details

Author
Gustave Flaubert
Pages
432
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Translator
Robert Baldick
ISBN-10
0140447970
ISBN-13
9780140447972
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2004
Publication Date
2004-11-30
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
1st
Audience Age
18-17
Short Title
SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
Residence
Rouen, FR
Edited by
Geoffrey Wall
Translated from
French