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The Dictionary of Received Ideas

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Flaubert, Gustave /Norminton, Gregory
  • ISBN: 9780714546377
  • Print ISBN: 9781847496836
  • Publisher: Alma Books
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Pages: 129
  • Ebook format: PDF
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 with darkly humorous explanations. A playful look at nineteenth-century values and talking points, this dictionary will provide enduring entertainment and prove relevant even today.


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