SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION


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SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT    Book Number: 33874    Product format: Paperback

A Sentimental Education has been described both as 'the first modern novel' and 'a novel to end all novels'. Weaving a poignant love story into his account of the 1848 Revolution, Flaubert shows a society in the grip of stereotypes, on every level. There is something farcical in his depiction of characters aspiring to act but dogged by cliché at every turn, alike in love and politics. Even more than Madame Bovary, A Sentimental Education is an indictment of modern consumerism, contrasting the hollowness of material achievements with the lingering beauty of the ideal. Flaubert's study of success and failure offers us a terrible sadness in a terrible beauty, and yet is also one of the world's great comic masterpieces. 480pp. Paperback.
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ISBN 9781840221213
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