Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140447970 / Author: Gustave Flaubert / Genre: Classic Literature / This novel 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 ... more
Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert ... passion for an unattainable older woman. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), the younger son of a provincial doctor, briefly studied law before devoting himself to writing, with limited success during his lifetime. After the publication of Madame Bovary in 1857, he was prosecuted for offending public morals.
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by Alternum - written on 01/08/00, updated on 01/08/00 (Very useful, 39 readings)
On the face of it, this looks like being a really good read. The cover (I read the Oxford World's Classics edition) tells the reader how the book is a landmark of world literature; how it marked a great shift in French literature; etc, etc. So you set about it with high hopes. The book tells the story of Emma Bovary, a country doctor's wife who becomes increasingly disillusioned and bored with her life and her husband. She seeks escape in a series of adulterous affairs, into which she increasingly throws all her energies, neglecting everything else about her. Lawyer's clerk Léon, the dashing and rich Rodolphe - she has no thought for pursuing anything but the ideals of ...
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubertok for a level - wouldnt read for pleasure (151 words)
by wendyg - written on 19/08/00, updated on 19/08/00 (Very useful, 50 readings)
I read this book in both english and french as it was part of the syllabus when I did French A Level. Well its not that fascianting. I can imagine for its time it was a bit racy as it showed the downfall of a french woman who was in love with the idea of being in love and so although married pursued various affairs, got into debt etc etc, ...
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