The Dictionary of Received Ideas

The Dictionary of Received Ideas

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 114.3 x 152.4 x 15.24mm | 172.36g
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847491650
  • 9781847491657
  • 780,113

About Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for his works "Madame Bovary" and "Sentimental Education." Christopher Moncrieff has previously translated the work of Jean-Euphele Milce and Victor Hugo. Gregory Norminton is the author of "Ghost Portrait," "Serious Things," and "The Ship of Fools," among others.show more
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