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Title:Madame Bovary (French Classics in French and English)
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Gustave Flaubert, Alexander Vassiliev, Eleanor Marx
Publisher:Alexander Vassiliev
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Number of Pages:568
Category:Classics, Fiction, France, Literature

Madame Bovary (French Classics in French and English) by Gustave Flaubert, Alexander Vassiliev, Eleanor Marx

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Madame Bovary (French Classics in French and English) This is a dual language book with the French text on the left side and the English text on the right side of each spread The texts are precisely synchronized Translated by Eleanor Marx Karl Marx s daughter See more details about this and other books on French Classics in French and English page on Facebook

Madame Bovary

When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women s magazines But Charles is a dull country doctor and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair

Sentimental Education

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

Three Tales

First published in these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt love loneliness and religious experience together they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story i A Simple Heart i also published as i A Simple Soul i relates the story of F licit an uneducated serving woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss i The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator i inspired by a stained glass window in Rouen cathedral describes the fate of a sadistic hunter destined to murder his own parents The blend of faith and cruelty that dominates this story may also be found in i Herodias i a reworking of the tale of Salome and John the Baptist


An epic story of lust cruelty and sensuality this historical novel is set in Carthage in the days following the First Punic War with Rome Few French historical novels can stand comparison with i Salammbo i

Bouvard and Pecuchet

In his own words the novel is a kind of encyclopedia made into farce A book in which I shall spit out my bile At the center of this book are Bouvard and P cuchet two retired clerks who set out in a search for truth and knowledge with persistent optimism in light of the fact that each new attempt at learning about the world ends in disaster In the literary tradition of Rabelais Cervantes and Swift this story is told in that blend of satire and sympathy that only genius can compound and the reader becomes genuinely fond of these two Don Quixotes of Ideas Apart from being a new translation this edition includes Flaubert s i Dictionary of Received Ideas i

The Temptation of St. Antony

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud amp was the inspiration for many artists b The Temptation of Saint Anthony b was Flaubert s lifelong work years in the making Based on the story of the rd century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert it s a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations amp philosophical doubt br This edition features the distinguished Lafcadio Hearn translation which translator Richard Sieburth calls a splendid period piece from one of America s premier translators of th century French prose In Lafcadio Hearn s Latinate rendering Flaubert s experimental drama of the modern consciousness reads as weirdly as its oneiric original

A Simple Heart

i A Simple Heart i also published as i A Simple Soul i br br In i A Simple Heart i the poignant story that inspired Julian Barnes s i Flaubert s Parrot i Felicite a French housemaid approaches a lifetime of servitude with human scaled but angelic aplomb No other author has imparted so much beauty and integrity to so modest an existence Flaubert s great saint endures loss after loss by embracing the rich true rhythms of life the comfort of domesticity the solace of the Church and the depth of memory This novella showcases Flaubert s perfectly honed realism a delicate counterpoint of daily events with their psychological repercussions

Dictionary of Accepted Ideas

Throughout his life Flaubert made it a game to eavesdrop for the clich the platitude the borrowed and unquestioned idea with which the right thinking swaddle their minds After his death his little treasury of absurdities of half truths and social lies was published as a Dictionnaire des id es re ues Because its devastating humor and irony are often dependent on the phrasing in vernacular French the Dictionnaire was long considered untranslatable This notion was taken as a challenge by Jacques Barzun Determined to find the exact English equivalent for each accepted idea Flaubert recorded he has succeeded in documenting our own inanities With a satirist s wit and a scholar s precision Barzun has produced a very contemporary self portrait of the middle class philistine a species as much alive today as when Flaubert railed against him


An intense passionate and profoundly moving work Flaubert s i November i explores the notions of desire and longing to most remarkable effect Wrestling with the agony of loneliness a young man withdraws deeper into himself believing he has now reached the autumn of his life His increasing hopelessness gives way to a yearning for romance surely the love of a woman can deliver him the purpose he so craves Convinced of the truth of this he visits Marie a kindhearted prostitute yet Marie too is starved of love and longs for acceptance Together they form a tragic portrait of personal anguish heralding the extraordinary outpouring of romantic longing found in Flaubert s later novels Most famous for i Madame Bovary i and i Sentimental Education The Story of a Young Man i Gustave Flaubert is one of the undisputed masters of th century fiction

Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour

At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a sensibility on tour i Flaubert in Egypt i wonderfully captures the young writer s impressions during his voyages Using diaries letters travel notes and the evidence of Flaubert s traveling companion Maxime Du Camp Francis Steegmuller reconstructs his journey through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo and down the Nile to the Red Sea

Madame Bovary, November, The Temptation of St. Antony, Sentimental Education, Bouvard and Pecuchet, Dictionary of Accepted Ideas, Three Tales, Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour, A Simple Heart, Salammb├┤