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Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education


by Gustave Flaubert

Sentimental Education Resources


Someone Did Their Homework

This map will help you visualize where everything went down in the novel. Click on the places and get info about what happened where.

Movie or TV Productions

Oh, the Sixties

Here we've got a pretty loose interpretation of things: some of the names have been changed and the plot has been reworked a little.


This one's probably impossible to get a hold of, but a 1970s British version sounds nice and cheesy.

Can't Go Wrong With a Miniseries

We're picturing Downton Abbey but in France and with more sex.


A Clip of the French Version

This scene from the miniseries adaptation shows Frederick going to visit Madame Arnoux in the countryside. Helps if you speak French—but even if you don't, you'll get the idea.


Have Someone With a British Accent Read the Book to You

It's just a sample, but it'll make you feel fancy.


Old School Illustrations

Don't you wish adult books were still illustrated like this?


This painting by Cézanne depicts the forest where Frederick and Rosanette go for their little get-away.

Talkin' About a Revolution

Here's a painting that depicts the revolution going on during Frederick's many love affairs.

The Original

Small and blurry, yes, but something about old manuscripts just floats our boat.


Check out what Flaubert had in his house when he died, complete with illustrations.

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