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Salaambo: A Calamitous Tale - Ancient Carthage in the Historic Mercenary Revolt By Gustave Flaubert
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Salammbo is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert. Set in ancient Carthage, the vivid plot bursts with exoticism, high drama and bloody violence. We join war-torn Carthage in the 3rd century B.C.,... More > as the city is on the cusp of the Mercenaries' Revolt. Uncertainty pervades the once-great capital, whose finances are in disarray as a result of the lengthy Punic Wars. As it cannot pay or fulfill promises made to mercenaries it hired, the mercenaries turn on the city, intenting to claim their dues by force. The main character is Matho, a Libyan mercenary who leads his own company in an assault against the city of Carthage. He has his eyes set not merely on gold but on a strikingly beautiful woman named Salaambo, who is the daughter of Hamilcar, one of the city's leading generals. However, Salaambo proves more than just a mere beauty. She seeks to confound Matho, whose wits are blinded with lust, by stealing back the Zaïmph - a sacred, jewel-encrusted veil said to protect Carthage and its people.< Less
A Sentimental Education By Gustave Flaubert
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Sentimental Education has been described both as the first modern novel and as a novel to end all novels. Weaving a poignant love story into his account of the 1848 revolution, Flaubert shows a... More > society in the grip of stereotypes, on every level. There is something farcical in his depiction of characters who aspire to act but are dogged by cliche at every turn. To a greater extent even than Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education is an indictment of modern consumerism, contrasting the hollowness of material achievement with the lasting beauty of the ideal. Flaubert's study of success and failure offers us a terrible sadness in a terrible beauty, yet is one of the world's great comic masterpieces.< Less
Sentimental Education : Or, the History of a Young Man, Volume 2 (Illustrated) By Gustave Flaubert
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Frederic Moreau, a moderately gifted young provincial, is ambitious in many ways: he dreams of fame, of vast wealth, of literary and artistic achievement, of a grand passion. On the Paris... More > paddle-steamer which transports him to his home town of Nogent-sur-Seine at the outset of the novel, he becomes transfixed by the demure Madame Arnoux and, back in Paris, cultivates her ebullient and enterprising husband in order to be near her. Frederic's devotion fluctuates like his other enthusiasms, and he is caught up in the intense pleasures and the inevitable ennuis of Parisian life.< Less
Sentimental Education : Or, the History of a Young Man, Volume 1 (Illustrated) By Gustave Flaubert
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Frederic Moreau, a moderately gifted young provincial, is ambitious in many ways: he dreams of fame, of vast wealth, of literary and artistic achievement, of a grand passion. On the Paris... More > paddle-steamer which transports him to his home town of Nogent-sur-Seine at the outset of the novel, he becomes transfixed by the demure Madame Arnoux and, back in Paris, cultivates her ebullient and enterprising husband in order to be near her. Frederic's devotion fluctuates like his other enthusiasms, and he is caught up in the intense pleasures and the inevitable ennuis of Parisian life.< Less
Trois contes By Gustave Flaubert
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Flaubert (French: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]; 12... More > December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.Flaubert was born on 12 December 1821, in Rouen, in the Seine-Maritime department of Upper Normandy, in northern France. He was the second son of Anne Justine Caroline (née Fleuriot; 1793–1872) and Achille-Cléophas Flaubert (1784–1846), director and senior surgeon of the major hospital in Rouen. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Flaubert< Less
Bouvard and Pecuchet, part 2 A Tragi-comic Novel of Bougeois Life, vol. X By Gustave Flaubert
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Flaubert (French: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]; 12... More > December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.Flaubert was born on 12 December 1821, in Rouen, in the Seine-Maritime department of Upper Normandy, in northern France. He was the second son of Anne Justine Caroline (née Fleuriot; 1793–1872) and Achille-Cléophas Flaubert (1784–1846), director and senior surgeon of the major hospital in Rouen. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Flaubert< Less
Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary, published in 1856, is Gustave Flaubert's most famous novel. It is a tale of adultery and betrayal and shocked readers when it was first published, even resulting in a trial for... More > obscenity. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.< Less
The Frontiersmen By Gustave Aimard
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The Frontiersmen is a 1938 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Norman Houston and Harrison Jacobs. The film stars William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell... More > Hayden, Evelyn Venable, Charles Anthony Hughes, William Duncan and Clara Kimball Young. The film was released on December 16, 1938, by Paramount Pictures. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frontiersmen Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustave Aimard (13 September 1818 – 20 June 1883) was the author of numerous books about Latin America.Aimard was born Olivier Aimard in Paris. As he once said, he was the son of two people who were married, "but not to each other". His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775–1851) was a general in Napoleon’s army and one of the ambassadors of the Louis Philippe government. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Aimard< Less
Monsieur, Madame, and Bebe -- Complete By Gustave Droz
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Antoine Gustave Droz (June 9, 1832 – October 22, 1895),... More > author, French man of letters and son of the sculptor Jules-Antoine Droz (fr) (1807–1872), was born in Paris.He was educated as an artist, and began to exhibit in Paris at the Salon of 1857. A series of sketches dealing gaily and lightly with the intimacies of family life, published in the La Vie Parisienne and issued in book form as Monsieur, Madame et Bébé (1866), won for the author an immediate and great success. Entre Nous (1867) was built on a similar plan, and was followed by some psychological novels: Le Cahier Bleu de Mlle Cibot (1868); Autour d'une Source (1869); Un Paquet de Lettres (1870); Babolain (1872); Les Étangs (1875); Une Femme Gênante (1875); and L'Enfant (1885). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Gustave_Droz< Less
Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. By Gustav Freytag
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Gustav Freytag (13 July 1816 – 30 April 1895) was a German... More > novelist and playwright.Freytag was born in Kreuzburg (Kluczbork) in Silesia. After attending the gymnasium at Oels (Oleśnica), he studied philology at the universities of Breslau (Wrocław) and Berlin, and in 1838 received his degree with a dissertation titled Über die Anfänge der dramatischen Poesie bei den Germanen, which translates as On the Beginnings of Dramatic Poetry among the Germans. He became member of the student corps Borussia zu Breslau.In 1839, he settled in Breslau, as Privatdozent in German language and literature, but organ of German and Austrian liberalism. Freytag helped to conduct it until 1861, and again from 1867 till 1870, when for a short time he edited a new periodical, Im neuen Reich. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Freytag< Less

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