Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert - PDF and EPUB eBook
Based on Flaubert’s own youthful passion for an older woman, Sentimental Education was described by its author as “the moral...
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Details of Sentimental Education
- Exact title of the book
- Sentimental Education
- Book author
- Gustave Flaubert
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 460 pages
- February 5th 2004 by Penguin Classics
- File size (in PDF)
- 1840 kB
Some brief overview of book
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.