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Educazione sentimentale (original 1869; edition 2006)

by Gustave Flaubert, P (P), P (P)

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Title:Educazione sentimentale
Authors:Gustave Flaubert
Other authors:P (P), P (P)
Info:Milano, Mondadori, 2006
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Tags:Bildungsroman, Klassiker, objektiven Realismus

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Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert (1869)

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What is it about Flaubert? He writes novels drawing on his amoral life. This appeals to some who call this a great, influential novel - among the "some" were contemporary French authors of similar lifestyles. I found this book tedious. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Gustave Flaubertin kirjoittama kirja tunnustetaan yleisesti klassikoksi, mutta omasta mielestäni se oli vain tylsä. Kirjan päähenkilö Frédéric Moreau on nuori mies, joka lähtee opiskelemaan Pariisiin lakia ja samalla solmimaan suhteita ylhäisiin henkilöihin ja seurapiireihin. Hän rakastuu saavuttamattomaan rouva Arnouxiin, ei saa mitään aikaiseksi ja ei päädy lopulta minnekään paitsi elämään perintörahojensa varassa ja miettimään mennyttä elämäänsä. Ihmissuhteet tulevat ja menevät, mutta niistä ei jää Moreaulle mitään käteen. 1850-luvun aatteet, ranskalaisten kiihkoilu ja Pariisin mellakat jotka saivat aikaiseksi Ranskan toisen keisarikunnan ovat myös kirjassa kuvattuina, mutta itseäni ne eivät kauheasti kiinnostaneet. Luin kirjan koska se kuuluu realismin ja naturalismin kirjatenttiin Turun yliopistossa. ( )
  Sanna-Kaisa | Jan 31, 2014 |
This novel takes place amid the political upheaval of the late 1840's in France. The novel begins with Frederic as he meets and falls in love with an older married woman. She becomes the unobtainable ideal to whom he devotes his life, to detriment of his youthful optimism and dreams. Considered one of the greatest novels written, I would argue it's possible for a novel to be too perfect. Sentimental Education is so well written -- the world is robustly depicted and the characters are never out of character -- that it left me cold. The prose was so smooth and left nothing to hold onto. The slow decline of Frederic's idealism so perfectly orchestrated that I hadn't realized it had happened. ( )
  ELiz_M | Oct 21, 2013 |
Aun con ese heroe romantico que, en este caso, su todo lo dió por amor es valido mirar como se cae siempre en los intentos. Como a veces la vida se nos va en una meta y el camino se quedó en basura. ilustra la vida romantica del inicio de siglo y la caida de las costumbres medievales. lo que se piensa desde la cabeza de un personaje que no es mucho más que los otros, pero lo cree. Maravilloso ( )
  lilianfacon | Feb 7, 2013 |
I became interested in this novel after my latest re-read of Madame Bovary, a novel that I love. This one was worthwhile reading. Partly because it dealt with some detail on the revolution of 1848 in France, one of several European countries with uprisings against the governments in that year, and partly because it was very well written. My edition of the novel is one of Barnes & Noble Classics books, that I like because they typically have a good introduction plus plenty of footnotes and end notes. In this case, both were useful both for explaining some events and identifying the 'real' personages that populate the novel.

The core of the novel hinges around the growth of a young man, Frederic Moreau, who wants to move up in the world of society. Born in the small town of Nogent, with limited means, sees as his way to prosper by engaging or marrying a woman of means. At the same time, he feels that he must get a mistress- preferably of means too, naturally. He goes through several liasons and his passion for them ebbs and flows depending on how much they seem to have. His indecision leads him to missing on the best opportunity he had when he decides to marry a neighbor girl of his when they were young children, only to find out that she is marrying one of his friends.

Typical of most 18th or 19th century European novels, the characters see either an inheritance or marriage the ways to become rich. It's hardly ever hard work or dedication, but rather an unexpected turn of luck when one of their uncles dies and leaves them a rich inheritance. It's a perverse way of looking at the world. I see today's equivalent in the hope many people put on winning the lottery. Also, business people are most often depicted as not honorable people- they gain at the expense of others or society.

Back to the novel. I found it generally very engaging and a fast read. Although it's long (the B&N version is about 480 pages of small script) I couldn't put it down and had to figure out ways to get back to reading it. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gustave Flaubertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bogan, LouiseIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burlingame, PerditaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dupee, F. W.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gimferrer, PereTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kelk, C.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martí i Pol, MiquelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ranous, Dora KnowlesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Todó, Lluís MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On the morning of 15 September 1840 the Ville de Montereau was lying alongside the quai Saint-Bernard belching clouds of smoke, all ready to sail.
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Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first 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 their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life. Flaubert described his sweeping story of a young man's passions, ambitions and amours as 'the moral history of the men of my generation'. Based on his own youthful passion for an older woman, Sentimental Education blends love story, historical authenticity and satire to create one of the greatest French novels of the nineteenth century.
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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.

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"Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first 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 their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life. Flaubert described his sweeping story of a young man's passions, ambitions and amours as 'the moral history of the men of my generation'. Based on his own youthful passion for an older woman, Sentimental Education blends love story, historical authenticity and satire to create one of the greatest French novels of the nineteenth century." "Geoffrey Wall's fresh revision of Robert Baldick's original translation is accompanied by a new introduction discussing the personal and historical influences on Flaubert's writing. This edition also contains a new chronology, further reading and explanatory notes."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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