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Sentimental Education



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Author: Flaubert, Gustave
ISBN: 9780140447972
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2004
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 199mm x 128mm x 23mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first 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 their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau’s life. Flaubert described his sweeping story of a young man’s passions, ambitions and amours as ‘the moral history of the men of my generation’. Based on his own youthful passion for an older woman, Sentimental Education blends love story, historical authenticity and satire to create one of the greatest French novels of the nineteenth century.