Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education

Gustave Flaubert
Translator: Robert Baldick
Revised by: Geoffrey Wall
Introduction by: Geoffrey Wall
Notes by: Geoffrey Wall

Format
Paperback
Price
$9.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447972
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.
 
Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education

Gustave Flaubert
Translator: Robert Baldick
Revised by: Geoffrey Wall
Introduction by: Geoffrey Wall
Notes by: Geoffrey Wall

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