Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433216619 $72.95 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433216626 $105.00 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433216657 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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Gustav Flaubert was one of France's greatest writers. Best-known for his first novel, MADAME BOVARY, Flaubert was a great stylist and a literary perfectionist. As is the case with many nineteenth-century authors, his life tells us a lot about his times. John Lee's avuncular tone fits well in this fireside-type reading of Flaubert’s life story. Lee sounds interested in the details and keeps the listener interested as well. His pronunciation of French names won’t distract those who speak the language but won't confuse listeners unfamiliar with French. Anyone interested in French literature, or the nineteenth century in general, will find this an enlightening listen. K.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010]
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