Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy
from Paris when he first notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several
years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last
a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their
paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political
turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable
love of Moreau’s life.
Based on Flaubert’s own youthful passion for an older woman,
Sentimental Education blends love
story, historical authenticity, and satire to create one of the greatest French
novels of the nineteenth century. Download and start listening now!