Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
List price: $9.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Sentimental Education

by and

Sentimental Education Cover

ISBN13: 9780140447972
ISBN10: 0140447970
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.95!

 

Staff Pick

A Sentimental Education is considered by many to be Flaubert's greatest work, and one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Yes, even more so than Madame Bovary. He spent years going over every word, every sentence and every historical reference to assure that it was as perfect as it could be. Set in France in 1848, A Sentimental Education is the story of a young artistic man who falls in love with a married woman. On the surface, the book is about his struggle to overcome the cynicism and pessimism that surrounds him, but, at its heart, it is about unfulfilled dreams and the reality that destroys them.
Recommended by Shawn, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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 passion for an unattainable older woman.

Synopsis:

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.

 

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Robert Baldick translated many volumes from the French for Penguin Classics.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

lukas, December 23, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
Gustave Flaubert will always be identified with his classic of infidelity and female unhappiness, "Madame Bovary," but his second, much less famous novel is perhaps more interesting and provocative. He was one of the first novelists to avoid easy answers and pat morals, as well as one of the first to dissect the bourgeoisie and to offer up an alienated hero (or anti-hero in this case). Set during the Revolution of 1848, this novel feels boldly modern and, despite its title, there is nothing sentimental about it. A key novel of the 19th century. -
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
manwith7talents, October 29, 2007 (view all comments by manwith7talents)
A completely different kind of novel from Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education completely lacks the other novel's tragic sensibility. Instead it offers a vivid portrait of life in Flaubert's time, with characters that are memorable but deeply flawed, even despicable at times. Interesting to compare to Les Miserables, which portrays some of the same historical events, especially the revolution of 1848. Flaubert's characters take a much more cynical, ambivalent view of these events than Hugo's characters. Also a major influence on Walter Benjamin's arcades project, in its descriptions of the phantasmagoria of Paris in the nineteenth century.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447972
Author:
Gustave Flaubert and Robert Baldick
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Baldick, Robert
Revised:
Wall, Geoffrey
Other:
Wall, Geoffrey
Notes by:
Wall, Geoffrey
Author:
Baldick, Robert
Author:
Flaubert, Gustave
Author:
Wall, Geoffrey
Location:
N
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
REVISED ED
Series:
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.
Age Level:
18-17

Other books you might like

  1. Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on... New Trade Paper $15.25
  2. Madame Bovary Used Book Club Hardcover $1.00
  3. Up in the Old Hotel: and Other Stories
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  4. A lesson before dying Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. The Twelve Chairs (European Classics) Used Trade Paper $9.95
  6. The Brothers Karamazov (Bantam Classics) Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Sentimental Education Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140447972 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A Sentimental Education is considered by many to be Flaubert's greatest work, and one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Yes, even more so than Madame Bovary. He spent years going over every word, every sentence and every historical reference to assure that it was as perfect as it could be. Set in France in 1848, A Sentimental Education is the story of a young artistic man who falls in love with a married woman. On the surface, the book is about his struggle to overcome the cynicism and pessimism that surrounds him, but, at its heart, it is about unfulfilled dreams and the reality that destroys them.

"Synopsis" by , 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 passion for an unattainable older woman.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.