The Dictionary of Received Ideas (Syren)
Penguin Classics, May 1995. Soft Cover. Used - Very Good. Item #272975
An insightful and playful look at nineteenth-century values and talking points, this dictionary will provide enduring entertainment and prove relevant in any age
A spoof encyclopedia of contemporary accepted wisdom and commonplaces, The Dictionary of Received Ideas
sees Flaubert at his witty and satirical best. Perhaps intended as a companion to his final, unfinished novel Bouvard and Pecuchet
, this compilation was the result of a lifetime of collecting the absurd and the cliched, and providing darkly humorous explanations. This impressive new translation of a classic by the author of Madame Bovary
is also currently the only edition in print in the English language..
12mo. Very good plus/fine. [66 pages]