Week 11: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
An introduction to the terms of our studies this quarter:
A look at our novel, Sentimental Education, and an introduction to reading it in the next five weeks.
Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.
Sentimental Education (L’Éducation sentimentale, 1869), Gustave Flaubert’s last novel— is one of the most influential novels of the 19th century.
I have added our novel by Flaubert to this week’s syllabus description in order to encourage you all to begin reading and to do so over several weeks. But we should all be careful in class when discussing the book so that all our classmates can have the pleasure of discovering its story on their own. Thank you.
Penguin Classics (2004),