Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year

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-In 1869, Gustave Flaubert published what he considered to be his masterwork novel, A Sentimental Education, which told a deeply human and deeply pessimistic story of the 1848 revolutions. The book was a critical and commercial flop. Flaubert was devastated. Yet his year was only going to get worse. The summer of 1870 through the spring of 1871 would come to be known as the -Terrible Year- in France. France suffered a humiliating defeat in their war against Prussia, followed by the fall of Napoleon III and his Second Empire ...

Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year 2017, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9780465096022

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