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 Pécuchet, this compilation was the result of a lifetime of collecting the absurd and the clichéd, 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.

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    • First Edition
    • Jun-2011
    • One World
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1847491650
    • ISBN13: 9781847491657

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