Episode 6: L’Éducation Sentimentale

Join Fred and David as they intrepidly dive into the work of one of the ‘Bad Gones’ of French 19th century literature, Gustave Flaubert.

THRILL as they follow the fortunes of Frédéric Moreau from a boat near Paris through the Revolution of 1848 and beyond.

MARVEL at how badly French names can be pronounced

GASP at the tension…WILL IT MAKE THE SHELF?

Make it a MENAGE A TROIS by joining in and reading the book at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34828 and https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27537

 

Further links

It’s another long book so if you want to read a precis, Sparknotes have a detailed summary with some analysis

Like Flaubert? Read this and this and this review of Geoffrey Wall’s biography

Dislike Flaubert? Chuckle as he is taken apart here and also here

Completing undermining what we said about the lack of historical relevance is this article (free if you register)

And finally, what do Flaubert and Jerry Seinfeld have in common? Quite a lot apparently

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