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Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education

  

by Gustave Flaubert

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

American author Henry James said that Flaubert "had no faith in the power of the moral to offer a surface." Ouch! But don't worry, James a secret fan (source).

As crazy as the whole Arnoux-Frederick-Arnoux triangle (and then some) may seem, it was actually rooted in reality. Flaubert's reality, in fact. Turns out he was in love with a married woman, too: Elise Schlesinger (source).

Think there's a lot of sex in Sentimental Education? Try Flaubert's life. This guy had no qualms sharing the deets of his sex life with the world (source).

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