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By Gustave Flaubert

Preface via Raymond Queneau
Translated with an creation by means of Mark Polizzotti

Although unfinished in the course of his lifetime, Bouvard and Pecuchet is now thought of to be one among Flaubert's maximum masterpieces. In his personal phrases, the radical is "a form of encyclopedia made into farce . . . A ebook during which I shall spit out my bile." on the middle of this ebook are Bouvard and Pecuchet, retired clerks who set out in a look for fact and information with continual optimism in gentle of the truth that each one new try out at studying in regards to the international results in disaster.

In the literary culture of Rabelais, Cervantes, and fast, this tale is informed in that mix of satire and sympathy that in simple terms genius can compound, and the reader turns into certainly keen on those Don Quixotes of rules. except being a brand new translation, this variation comprises Flaubert's Dictionary of got Ideas.

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