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Sentimental Education (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Sentimental Education (Penguin Classics)
Author: Gustave Flaubert
ISBN 13: 9780140447972
ISBN 10: 140447970
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2004-10-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $9.00
 
 

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.