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La educación sentimental

by Gustave Flaubert

Uno de los hitos estilísticos de la literatura universal, quizá la obra maestra de Flaubert, sin duda una de las novelas más perdurables de todos los tiempos.En la cubierta del barco que le lleva de París a su ciudad natal, Frédéric Moreau se quedará prendado de la belleza de la señora Arnoux, punto de arranque de las tribulaciones de un joven que sueña con alcanzar fama y fortuna y que, de regreso a París, frecuentará al señor Arnoux para estar cerca de su secreto amor. Todo ello tendrá lugar en un escenario esplendoroso, el París de mediados del siglo XIX, la capital de la burguesía emergente, donde la intensidad del placer se mezcla con el inevitable tedio y el resplandor de uno de los períodos cruciales de la historia europea: la revolución de 1848.

Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour

by Gustave Flaubert Francis Steegmuller

At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a 'sensibility on tour', Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyages. Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's travelling companion, Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs his journey through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo and down the Nile to the Red Sea.

Herodias

by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

A pesar de haber sido editada por primera vez alrededor de dos siglos atrás, el tema de Madame Bovary puede considerarse actual, y ante todo, absolutamente atrapante. El género, plenamente realista, se complementa con las objetivas descripciones de la pequeña burguesía francesa, los ínfimos detalles de la vida cotidiana, y la prodigiosa penetración psicológica de los personajes. La acción de la novela transcurre lentamente, a pesar de lo cual logra mantener en todo momento acaparada la atención del lector. Contando con una extensión muy adecuada y un lenguaje claro y de absoluta maestría literaria, resulta agradable y de fácil comprensión, aun para un lector reticente. El argumento, basado en el adulterio de la esposa de un jóven médico de provincias, describe la sórdida corrupción del alma de una mujer, quien busca en la realidad un amor que colme sus frívolos deseos, nacidos de la lectura de diversas novelas románticas de la época. La maravillosa descripción de la psicología de los personajes es otro de los poderosos elementos que conforman este libro: Emma Bovary, entregada a una existencia vacía, necia y profundamente egoísta, contrasta violentamente con su esposo Charles, poseedor de un carácter aburrido y sin relieves, aunque profundamente noble y humilde. Así, con numerosos elementos a favor, Madame Bovary puede considerarse como un joya de la literatura francesa, como una poética imagen de un estilo y un tiempo.

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Emma Bovary is a bored housewife who indulges her romantic fantasies with a series of adulterous affairs. Charged with obscenity when first published, the novel became a literary scandal and a bestseller. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert Eleanor Marx-Aveling

From inside flap: Flaubert's devastatingly realized tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert Robin Morgan Mildred Marmur

Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman's gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the author's searing castigation; and it is the book's final profound irony that only Charles, Emma's oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace through his stubborn and selfless love. With its rare formal perfection, Madame Bovary represents, as Frank O'Connor has declared, "possibly the most beautifully written book ever composed; undoubtedly the most beautifully written novel...a book that invites superlatives...the most important novel of the century."

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert Adam Thorpe

A new translation by Adam Thorpe Gustave Flaubert once said of his heroine, "Emma Bovary, c'est moi." In this acclaimed new translation, Adam Thorpe brings readers closer than ever before to Flaubert's peerless text and, by extension, the author himself. Emma, a passionate dreamer raised in the French countryside, is ready for her life to take off when she marries the decent, dull Dr. Charles Bovary. Marriage, however, fails to live up to her expectations, which are fueled by sentimental novels, and she turns disastrously to love affairs. The story of Emma's adultery scandalized France when Madame Bovary was first published. Today, the heartbreaking story of Emma's financial ruin remains just as compelling. Translator Adam Thorpe, an accomplished author in his own right, pays careful attention to the "complex music" of Flaubert's language, with its elegant, finely wrought sentences and closely observed detail. This exquisite Modern Library edition is sure to set a new standard for an enduring classic. Praise for Adam Thorpe's translation of Madame Bovary "What leaves me reeling with each rereading (and Adam Thorpe's new translation is, pardon the pun, to die for) is the use of language. There can be no doubt as to the reason for Flaubert's brain popping at the top of the stairs when he was fifty-eight. He broke it scouring for perfect sentences, words, le mot juste."--Russell Kane, The Independent "Flaubert described his great work as a poem, so it is fitting that a poet and novelist of Thorpe's stature should turn his hand to it."--Robin Robertson, The Herald (Scotland)

Madame Bovary

by Francis Steegmuller Gustave Flaubert

For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for "offenses against morality and religion." What shocks us today about Flaubert's devastatingly realized tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams is its pure artistry: the poise of its narrative structure, the opulence of its prose (marvelously captured in the English translation of Francis Steegmuller), and its creation of a world whose minor figures are as vital as its doomed heroine. In reading Madame Bovary, one experiences a work that remains genuinely revolutionary almost a century and a half after its creation.

Memorias de un loco

by Gustave Flaubert

(1821-1880), cuando empezó a los 22 años a redactar La educación sentimental, llevaba ya trece escribiendo y no precisamente cualquier tontería infantil. Porque Flaubert, según cuenta en Memorias de un loco, escrita a los 17 años, fue siempre un niño «extraño» ; solitario y soñador, fue siempre considerado «el idiota del la familia». La visión infantil y adolescente para quienes los hechos de la vida cotidiana -existencia, por cierto, bastante anodina en su caso- no han contado para nada ; «Mi vida es mi pensamiento» reconoce en las Memorias. Así pues, Flaubert, a los 17 años, ya no se considera un joven : «De niño, amaba lo que se ve ; adolescente, lo que se siente ; como hombre, no amo nada» y ya vive el desencanto, la angustia y la amargura del que lo ha vivido todo y no ha encontrado nada. Las aventuras de un Flaubert intrépido y "loco" aparecen en sus textos dando hilazón a una narrativa original e innovadora.

Salambó

by Gustave Flaubert

Tras el insidioso proceso judicial contra Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert expresa el deseo de alejar su literatura del mundo contemporáneo, «donde mi pluma ya se ha mojado en exceso y que por lo demás me disgusta tanto reproducir que el solo verlo me asquea». Se adentra entonces en la novela Salambó, cuya acción transcurre en el siglo III antes de Cristo, una empresa de documentación y escritura a la que consagra cinco años de su vida.El estudio de autores clásicos como Polibio, Plutarco o Plinio le ayudó a reconstruir la civilización cartaginesa, y a recrear uno de los episodios bélicos más sangrientos del mundo antiguo: la guerra de los mercenarios que, tras luchar en la primera guerra púnica, se sublevaron contra Cartago al no recibir el pago prometido. El resultado fue esta proeza literaria que conoció un éxito inmediato tras su publicación en 1862, y que ahora presentamos con extraordinaria traducción de Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos, autor contemporáneo de Gustave Flaubert. La edición se completa con parte de la correspondencia de este maestro indiscutible de las letras francesas.«Salambó es una de las sensaciones intelectuales más violentas que se puedan experimentar, uno de los monumentos literarios más bellos del siglo.»Théophile Gautier

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

Story set in Carthage.

The Sentimental Education

by Gustave Flaubert Perdita Burlingame

In mid-19th century Paris, our young hero is swept up by the idealism of the Revolution of 1848, only to fall prey to the banality an cynicism of the counter-revolution that followed.

A Simple Heart

by Gustave Flaubert Charlotte Mandell

One single noise reached her ears now, the voice of the parrot.With an attention to the details of bourgeois life considered almost scandalous at the time, A Simple Heart will remind many why Gustave Flaubert was acclaimed as the first great master of realism. But this heart-breaking tale of a simple servant woman and her life-long search for love meant something else to Flaubert. Written near the end of his life, the work was meant to be a tribute to George Sand--who died before it was finished--and was written in answer to an argument the two were having over the importance of realism. Although the tale displays his virtuosic gift for telling detail, and is based on one of his actual servants, Flaubert said it exemplified his belief that "Beauty is the object of all my efforts." This sparkling new translation by Charlotte Mandell shows how impeccably Flaubert achieved his goal.The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

A Simple Soul

by Gustave Flaubert

Set in early nineteenth_century France.

The Temptation of Saint Anthony

by Michel Foucault Lafcadio Hearn Gustave Flaubert

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert's lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations and philosophical doubt. This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the distinguished Lafcadio Hearn translation, which translator Richard Sieburth calls "a splendid period piece from one of America's premier translators of nineteenth-century French prose. In Lafcadio Hearn's Latinate rendering, Flaubert's experimental drama of the modern consciousness reads as weirdly as its oneiric original."

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