Sentimental Education

  • by Gustave Flaubert
  • Narrated by Michael Maloney
  • 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau’s life.
Based on Flaubert’s own youthful passion for an older woman, Sentimental Education blends love story, historical authenticity, and satire to create one of the greatest French novels of the 19th century.


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What about Michael Maloney’s performance did you like?

Michael Maloney - a brilliant actor - gives an excellent performance in everything he does, and his reading of this maintains the standard awesomeness we have come to expect from him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final scene between Frédéric Moreau and his long-time love Madame Arnoux was tender and brought a tear to my eyes. I love the story because it's like a slice of life - nothing contrived or fantastical, but real and all-too-human.

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- Andrea Zuvich

Romantic classic - a tale of frustrated love

Michael Maloney manages to capture in his reading a necessary clarity. He matches Flaubert's transparent prose perfectly with an unmannered reading giving space to consider the story and enjoy the unfolding tale of frustrated love.
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- Mr. Jw Perks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.