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Bouvard and Pécuchet

Author: Gustave Flaubert; A J Krailsheimer
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1976.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece, Bouvard and Pecuchet opens with two middle-aged copy-clerks who become fast friends after meeting on a city bench and discovering their shared habit of writing their names in their hats: "I should say so! Someone could walk off with mine at the office!" When a small inheritance allows Bouvard and Pecuchet to retire early and move to the country, they use their newfound  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880.
Bouvard and Pécuchet.
Harmondsworth ; Baltimore [etc.] : Penguin, 1976
(OCoLC)647679751
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gustave Flaubert; A J Krailsheimer
ISBN: 0140443207 9780140443202
OCLC Number: 2913494
Notes: Translation of Bouvard et Pécuchet.
"This edition includes Flaubert's Dictionary of received ideas, which was intended to follow Bouvard and Pécuchet as part of a second volume"--Back cover.
Description: 329 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Bouvard et Pécuchet.
Responsibility: Gustave Flaubert ; translated with an introduction by A.J. Krailsheimer.
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Considered Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece, Bouvard and Pecuchet opens with two middle-aged copy-clerks who become fast friends after meeting on a city bench and discovering their shared habit of writing their names in their hats: "I should say so! Someone could walk off with mine at the office!" When a small inheritance allows Bouvard and Pecuchet to retire early and move to the country, they use their newfound leisure time to satisfy their curiosity about all the things they'd been too busy to study in the city. Flaubert shows his unlikely protagonists diving disastrously into everything from farming and politics to literature and love, and coming up empty-handed each time - until, finally, their obsessive pursuit of knowledge becomes an end in itself." Bouvard and Pecuchet unravels the novel's realist tradition, and sets the stage for the modernist innovations of Kafka, Joyce, and Beckett.

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