A Sentimental Education (Paperback)
Flaubert's tale of youth and love in Paris is hilarious, beautiful, and above all, gloriously sentimental. This is by far my favorite thing Flaubert ever wrote, and the Oxford edition provides notes to help you follow the history and contextual jokes that Flaubert plays throughout the novel.
-- Adam— From Adam F. Staff Picks
First published in 1869, this novel offers a meticulously accurate, ironic depiction of uneventful lives in a crucial period of European history. Flaubert combines intricate political and social upheaval with a close scrutiny of individual motives to produce one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.
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