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The first sentimental education.

Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The protagonist, Frederic Moreau, and his beloved, Mme Arnoux, are based on Flaubert's youthful infatuation with an older married woman. Frederic's puppy love for Mme Arnoux is at first steadfast and idealistic, and she remains faithful to her rather frivolous husband. Frederic's love ends in disillusionment, as do the subsequent passions of his life. His youthful ambitions lead to failure and boredom, and his  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gustave Flaubert
ISBN: 0520019679 9780520019676
OCLC Number: 315375
Notes: Translation of La première éducation sentimentale.
Description: xviii, 291 pages 22 cm
Other Titles: Première éducation sentimentale.
Responsibility: Translated by Douglas Garman. With an introd. by Gerhard Gerhardi.

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The protagonist, Frederic Moreau, and his beloved, Mme Arnoux, are based on Flaubert's youthful infatuation with an older married woman. Frederic's puppy love for Mme Arnoux is at first steadfast and idealistic, and she remains faithful to her rather frivolous husband. Frederic's love ends in disillusionment, as do the subsequent passions of his life. His youthful ambitions lead to failure and boredom, and his idealistic views of social progress are disappointed by reality.

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