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Bouvard and Pecuchet

by Gustave Flaubert Mark Polizzotti Raymond Queneau

In his own words, the novel is "a kind of encyclopedia made into farce . . . A book in which I shall spit out my bile." At the center of this book are Bouvard and Pécuchet, two retired clerks who set out in a search for truth and knowledge with persistent optimism in light of the fact that each new attempt at learning about the world ends in disaster.In the literary tradition of Rabelais, Cervantes, and Swift, this story is told in that blend of satire and sympathy that only genius can compound, and the reader becomes genuinely fond of these two Don Quixotes of Ideas. Apart from being a new translation, this edition includes Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas.

Bouvard and Pecuchet

by Gustave Flaubert Mark Polizzotti Raymond Queneau

In his own words, the novel is "a kind of encyclopedia made into farce . . . A book in which I shall spit out my bile." At the center of this book are Bouvard and Pécuchet, two retired clerks who set out in a search for truth and knowledge with persistent optimism in light of the fact that each new attempt at learning about the world ends in disaster.In the literary tradition of Rabelais, Cervantes, and Swift, this story is told in that blend of satire and sympathy that only genius can compound, and the reader becomes genuinely fond of these two Don Quixotes of Ideas. Apart from being a new translation, this edition includes Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas.

Bouvard and Pecuchet

by Gustave Flaubert Mark Polizzotti Raymond Queneau

In his own words, the novel is "a kind of encyclopedia made into farce . . . A book in which I shall spit out my bile." At the center of this book are Bouvard and Pécuchet, two retired clerks who set out in a search for truth and knowledge with persistent optimism in light of the fact that each new attempt at learning about the world ends in disaster.In the literary tradition of Rabelais, Cervantes, and Swift, this story is told in that blend of satire and sympathy that only genius can compound, and the reader becomes genuinely fond of these two Don Quixotes of Ideas. Apart from being a new translation, this edition includes Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas.

Bouvard y Pécuchet

by Gustave Flaubert

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Verdadera enciclopedia de la estupidez humana y retrato sangrante y bilioso de la burguesía en estado puro, Bouvard y Pécuchet inaugura de algún modo la literatura del siglo XX. La más entretenida e hilarante farsa filosófica de la historia, novela póstuma (1881) y quijotesco testamento de Gustave Flaubert, nos cuenta las andanzas de Bouvard y Pécuchet, dos almas gemelas reunidas por el azar. Una herencia y el sueño de un retiro contemplativo donde cultivar la sabiduría harán que se abismen en todas las áreas del conocimiento humano #de la jardinería al teatro, de la medicina a la religión#, para encontrar en todas ellas solo escepticismo y desazón. Firma la espléndida introducción Jordi Llovet, sutil conocedor de todo lo que rodea al ermitaño de Croisset, y también reúne aquí, dándole a su edición un carácter único, los materiales que preparó el propio Flaubert para la segunda parte (inacabada) de la novela: el «Estupidiario», el «Diccionario de ideas corrientes» o la imposible colección de citas, entre otros textos. «¡Pensándolo bien, es una buena idea! ¡Dios mío, pues sí! ¿Por qué no?» Raymond Queneau dijo...«Bouvard y Pécuchet es una odisea. La literatura profana, es decir, la verdadera, empieza con Homero, y cualquier gran obra es una Ilíada o una Odisea [...] Satiricón, laDivina Comedia,Pantagruel, elQuijote y, cómo no, elUlises (donde se reconoce la influencia directa deBouvard y Pécuchet) son odiseas, esto es, relatos de tiempo cerrado. Lasilíadas, por el contrario, van en busca del tiempo perdido: ante Troya, en una isla desierta o en casa de losGuermantes.»

Dictionary of Accepted Ideas

by Gustave Flaubert

Jacques Barzun's masterful translation proves that Flaubert's Dictionary of Accepted Ideas--an acid catalogue of the clichés of 19th-century France--is as relevant today as ever. Throughout his life Flaubert made it a game to eavesdrop for the cliché, the platitude, the borrowed and unquestioned idea with which the "right thinking" swaddle their minds. After his death his little treasury of absurdities, of half-truths and social lies, was published as a Dictionnaire des idées reçues. Because its devastating humor and irony are often dependent on the phrasing in vernacular French, the Dictionnairewas long considered untranslatable. This notion was taken as a challenge by Jacques Barzun. Determined to find the exact English equivalent for each "accepted idea" Flaubert recorded, he has succeeded in documenting our own inanities. With a satirist's wit and a scholar's precision, Barzun has produced a very contemporary self-portrait of the middle-class philistine, a species as much alive today as when Flaubert railed against him.

La educación sentimental

by Gustave Flaubert

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. «No leáis La educación sentimental como los niños: por diversión; ni por instrucción, como los ambiciosos. Leedla para vivir.»Gustave Flaubert La historia de un ambicioso joven de provincias que se enamora de una mujer casada sirvió a Flaubert para crear uno de los hitos estilísticos de la literatura universal, La educación sentimental (1869), quizá su obra maestra, 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. Este será el 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 periodos cruciales de la historia europea: la revolución de 1848. Esta edición, que presentamos en una traducción coetánea -modernizada- que conserva todo el vigor del original, se abre con un estudio de Pierre-Marc de Biasi, reconocido experto en la obra de Flaubert. A modo de apéndice se facilita una cronología de la redacción de la novela, campo recurrente, el de la genética textual, para comprender las cotas de perfección que alcanzó el autor. «Todas las calles conducían a su casa; los coches se estacionaban en las plazas, únicamente para ir allá más deprisa.»

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

One of the world's most celebrated novels, soon to be a major motion picture starring Mia WasikowskaThis indelible portrait of a beautiful woman's aching lust for more--more romance, more glamour, more fun--and her resulting tragic demise, is widely considered one of the finest novels ever written. Flaubert's refusal to condemn his adulterous heroine, a woman trapped as much by circumstance as by her own boundless desires, scandalized nineteenth-century France and resulted in a trial on charges of obscenity. But it is the beauty of the novel's prose, the great care it takes with characters major and minor, and the relentless but elegant thrust of its narrative, that puts Madame Bovary in a class by itself.In the story of a provincial doctor and his wife's tawdry affairs, Gustave Flaubert found the stuff of great literature. A perfect novel about imperfect people, Madame Bovary is the rare classic that exceeds expectations and feels as fresh now as it did the day it was written.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

One of the greatest novels ever written, in a classic translation from Karl Marx's daughter. Emma, a farmer's daughter, marries Chris Bovary, an earnest young doctor, hoping that he will be the gateway to the world of passion and wealth that she has read about in her novels, but when the married provincial life proves bland compared to her fantasies, Madame Bovary turns to adultery and excess indulgence. Will her new life fulfill her, or will it destroy her first? The novel has been filmed numerous times, with the most recent adaptation starring Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giammati. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Charles Bovary, a mediocre and dull man, has his life planned out for him by his mother. She marries him to a widow, who dies shortly after marriage. He then falls in love with Emma, who has fantasies about what married life should be. Charles falls short of those fantasies. Emma soon begins to wander, living beyond her means, and quite carelessly. After the birth of their child, she settles down for a bit, but only stays tame for so long...

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

La novela más conocida de Gustave Flaubert y una de las grandes obras de la literatura universal nos acerca a la historia de Emma Rouault. Una joven de origen campesino y huérfana de madre que contrae matrimonio con el médico Charles Bovary. El afán por ser la protagonista de una vida romántica presidida por el amor, ambición que su marido no puede satisfacer, será la perdición de la ingenua muchacha, que buscará por todos los medios, con aventuras y con amantes, escapar al tedio, la monotonía y la exasperación que se han apoderado de su vida. La presente edición, en reciente traducción de Mauro Armiño, incluye los fragmentos, descubiertos entre los manuscritos de Flaubert, que el autor decidió a última hora no incluir en la novela. Completan el volumen un estudio introductorio de Jacques Neefs, de la Johns Hopkins University, y una cronología flaubertiana. «Intentaba saber qué se entendía exactamente en la vida por las palabras "felicidad", "pasión" y "ebriedad", que tan hermosas le habían parecido en los libros. » ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The notorious and celebrated novel that established modern realism For this novel of French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, Flaubert invented a paradoxically original and wholly modern style. His heroine, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair. A succès de scandale in its day, Madame Bovary remains a powerful and scintillating novel. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with notes and an introduction by Geoffrey Wall. It includes a preface by Michele Roberts. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Bored and unhappy in a lifeless marriage, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from the dull circumstances of provincial life. Married to a simple-minded but indulgent country doctor, she takes one lover, then another, hastens her husband's financial ruin with her extravagance, and eventually commits suicide.Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was brought to trial by the French government on the grounds of this novel's alleged immorality, but unlike his less fortunate contemporary, Baudelaire, he narrowly escaped conviction.Flaubert's powerful and deeply moving examination of the moral degeneration of a middle-class Frenchwoman is universally regarded as one of the landmarks of 19th-century fiction. It is reproduced here, complete and unabridged, in the classic translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx.

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 Lydia Davis

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.okshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert Lydia Davis

Emma Bovary, a doctor's wife, has a highly romanticized view of the world and craves beauty, wealth, passion, and high society. The disparity between these romantic ideals and the realities of her country life lead her into extramarital love affairs as well as causing her to accrue an insurmountable amount of debt. <P><P> The book, loosely based on the life story of a school friend who had become a doctor, was written at the urging of friends, who were trying to cure Flaubert of his Romanticism by assigning him the dreariest subject they could think of, and challenging him to make it interesting. When it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris, the novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors. Flaubert's masterpiece is now considered a seminal work of Realism and one of the most influential novels ever written.

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert Raymond N. Mackenzie

In his Introduction, MacKenzie discusses Flaubert's life, the writing of Madame Bovary, the world in which the novel is set, and its publication and reception. Footnotes, a bibliography, and a chronology are also provided.

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 Francis Steegmuller

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.

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 Eleanor Marx-Aveling Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert is arguably one of the greatest novelists of all time. His first novel, Madame Bovary, was published in 1856 and is considered a literary masterpiece by critics and scholars. His skillful wordsmithing combined with the scandal surrounding the novel launched it into notoriety. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma, a tragic heroine who attempts to escape her boring provincial life by having multiple affairs and living beyond her means. Madame Bovary is a terrific example of Gustave Flaubert's determination and his execution of capturing the details of modern realism.

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

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. La novela Salambó (1862), cuya acción transcurre en el siglo III a.C., es una empresa de documentación y escritura a la que Gustave Flaubert consagró 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 por no recibir el pago prometido. Esta edición, que presentamos en una traducción coetánea -modernizada- que conserva todo el vigor del original, se abre con un estudio de Jacques Neefs de la Johns Hopkins University. La completan una cronología flaubertiana y un apéndice epistolar que refleja las condiciones de escritura del libro, la cordial contienda crítica que el autor sostuvo con Sainte-Beuvey la agria polémica que lo enfrentó al arqueólogo Wilhelm Froehner; todo ello sirve de muestra para definir el arte de la novela. «No habrá más que gritos de águilas y montones de ruinas. ¡Caerás, Cartago!»

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