A Sentimental Education

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gustave Flaubert

Narrated By: Jonathan Fried

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: December 2013

Duration: 17 hours 57 minutes


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.


Sentimental Education

by Gustave Flaubert

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Sentimental Education, Gustave Flaubert