By Gustave Flaubert, Robert Baldick
One of the nice French novels of the nineteenth century
Based on Flaubert's personal younger ardour for an older woman, Sentimental Education was defined by way of its writer as "the ethical heritage of the lads of my generation." It follows the amorous adventures of Frederic Moreau, a legislations scholar who, returning domestic to Normandy from Paris, notices Mme Arnoux, a narrow, darkish lady a number of years older than himself. it's the starting of an infatuation that would final a life-time. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and as their paths go and re-cross through the years, Mme Arnoux continues to be the consistent, impossible love of Moreau's existence. mixing love tale, old authenticity, and satire, Sentimental Education is one of many nice French novels of the 19th century.
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