The Dictionary of Received Ideas

The Dictionary of Received Ideas

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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. An insightful and playful look at nineteenth-century values and talking points, this dictionary will provide enduring entertainment and prove relevant today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 114.3 x 152.4 x 15.24mm | 172.36g
  • Alma Books Ltd
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847491650
  • 9781847491657
  • 794,859

About Gustave Flaubert

Born in Rouen in northern France, Gustave Flaubert (1821-80) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for his works Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education, and for his stylistic perfectionism and scrupulous commitment to "le mot juste".show more

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