Item #272975 The Dictionary of Received Ideas (Syren). Gustave Flaubert.

The Dictionary of Received Ideas (Syren)

Penguin Classics, May 1995. Soft Cover. Used - Very Good. Item #272975
ISBN: 0140389040

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]

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