Frederic Moreau, a young man in search of excitement, falls in love with Mme Arnoux, a beautiful, dark haired older woman. His fascination will last a lifetime, as he works to become first an acquaintance of her husband, then a firm family friend. But Frederic's hard-won closeness to Mme Arnoux will not bring satisfaction; only his own ultimate betrayal of love. Books that save lives come in one colour Choose ("Penguin Classics") Red, "Save Lives Penguin Classics" has partnered with (Product) Red to bring you our selection of some of the best books ever written. We will be contributing 50 per cent of the profits from the sale of ("Penguin Classics") Red editions to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Now great books can help save lives.
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Frederic Moreau, a moderately gifted young provincial, is ambitious in many ways: he dreams of fame, of vast wealth, of literary and artistic achievement, of a grand passion. On the Paris paddle-steamer which transports him to his home town of Nogent-sur-Seine at the outset of the novel, he becomes transfixed by the demure Madame Arnoux and, back in Paris, cultivates her ebullient and enterprising husband in order to be near her. Frederic's devotion fluctuates like his other enthusiasms, and he is caught up in the intense pleasures and the inevitable ennuis of Parisian life.About the Author:
Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821. Aside from his travels, and a stormy liaison with the poetess Louise Colet, his life was dedicated to the practice of his art. The success of Madame Bovary (1857) was ensured by government prosecution for "immorality"; Salammbo (1862) and A Sentimental Education (1869) received a cool public reception; not until the publication of Three Tales (1877) was his genius popularly acknowledged. His final bitterness and disillusion were vividly evidenced in the savagely satiric Bouvard and Pecuchet, left unfinished at his death in 1880.
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Book Description 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Frederic Moreau, a young man in search of excitement, falls in love with Mme Arnoux, a beautiful, dark haired older woman. His fascination will last a lifetime, as he works to.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 480 pages. 0.330. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141195483