Bouvard And Pecuchet: With The Dictionary Of Received Ideas

Paperback | June 24, 1976

byGustave FlaubertTranslated byA. J. KrailsheimerIntroduction byA. J. Krailsheimer

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When two Chaplinesque copy-clerks who meet on a park bench in Paris receive an unexpected inheritance, they quit their jobs and decide to explore the world of ideas. Bouvard and Pecuchet is literary icon Gustave Flaubert’s last novel. Encompassing the themes of his lifelong preoccupation with bourgeois stupidity, this novel expresses a delight and despair in human nature.

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 When two Chaplinesque copy-clerks who meet on a park bench in Paris receive an unexpected inheritance, they quit their jobs and decide to explore the world of ideas. Bouvard and Pecuchet is literary icon Gustave Flaubert’s last novel. Encompassing the themes of his lifelong preoccupation with bourgeois stupidity, this novel expresses ...

Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821, the son of a prominent physician. A solitary child, he was attracted to literature at an early age, and after his recovery from a nervous breakdown suffered while a law student, he turned his total energies to writing. Aside from journeys to the Near East, Greece, Italy, and North Africa, and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:June 24, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140443207

ISBN - 13:9780140443202

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When two Chaplinesque copy-clerks who meet on a park bench in Paris receive an unexpected inheritance, they quit their jobs and decide to explore the world of ideas. Bouvard and Pecuchet is literary icon Gustave Flaubert’s last novel. Encompassing the themes of his lifelong preoccupation with bourgeois stupidity, this novel expresses a delight and despair in human nature.