Sentimental Education (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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By Gustave Flaubert, Dora Knowlton Ranous (Editor), Louise Bogan (Introduction by)
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"I want to write the moral history of the men of my generation--or, more accurately, the history of their feelings," declared Gustave Flaubert, who envisioned "a book about love, about passion; but passion such as can exist nowadays--that is to say, inactive." First published in 1869, this novel fulfills Flaubert's conception with a realistic, ironic portrait of bourgeois lives played out against France's tumultuous revolution of 1848 and the founding of its Second Empire.
Fr d ric Moreau, a law student in Paris, dreams of achieving success in art, business, journalism, and politics. His aspirations take a romantic turn upon a chance encounter with a married woman, who inspires a lifelong obsession. Fr d ric befriends his idol's husband, an influential art dealer, and quickly finds himself seduced by society life--and bedeviled by financial problems, ideological conflicts, and betrayals of trust. Blending romance, historical authenticity, and satire, Flaubert's Sentimental Education ranks among the nineteenth century's great novels.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486452333
ISBN-10: 0486452336
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: December 1st, 2006
Pages: 358
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions