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DetailsI want to write the moral history of the men of my generation--or, more accurately, the history of their feelings, declared Gustave Flaubert, who envisioned a book about love, about passion; but passion such as can exist nowadays--that is to say, inactive.First published in 1869, this novel fulfills Flaubert's conception with a realistic, ironic portrait of bourgeois lives played out against France's tumultuous revolution of 1848 and the founding of its Second Empire. Frederic Moreau, a law student in Paris, dreams of achieving success in art, business, journalism, and politics. His aspirations take a romantic turn upon a chance encounter with a married woman, who inspires a lifelong obsession. Frederic befriends his idol's husband, an influential art dealer, and quickly finds himself seduced by society life--and bedeviled by financial problems, ideological conflicts, and betrayals of trust.Blending romance, historical authenticity, and satire, Flaubert's Sentimental Education ranks among the nineteenth century's great novels.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Gustave Flaubert was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.ABOUT THE INTRODUCER: Louise Bogan was an American poet. She was appointed the fourth Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945, and was the first woman to hold this title. Throughout her life she wrote poetry, fiction, and criticism, and became the regular poetry reviewer for The New Yorker.ABOUT THE EDITOR: Dora Knowlton Ranous was an American actress, author, editor, translator, and book reviewer. She began her literary career editing educational books and contributing to Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia and The Criterion. Ranous attained distinction as a translator of French and Italian classics, and among the books rendered into English by her, either alone or in collaboration with Dr. Rossiter Johnson, whom she assisted, are The Literature of Italy, The Immortals, a collection of French works published under the sanction of the Académie française; Guy de Maupassant's stories in fifteen volumes, and Gustave Flaubert's writings in ten volumes. She wrote two books of her own, The Diary of a Daly Debutante and Good English in Good Form. A memoir entitled A Simple Record of a Noble Life, which included some of her unpublished work, appeared in 1916.
SKU Code PRK B 3153 Weight in Kg 0.1300 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486452333 Author Name GUSTAVE FLAUBERT. Introduction by Louise Bogan. Edited by Dora Knowlton Ranous Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATIONS