Sentimental Education

Alex Jennings begins reading from Flaubert's novel, set amid the turbulence and glamour of mid-nineteenth century Parisian high society.

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0120081006Alex Jennings begins reading from Flaubert's novel, set amid the turbulence and glamour of mid-nineteenth century Parisian high society.

Young law student Frederic Moreau meets Mme Arnoux for the first time.

"Young law student Frederic Moreau meets Mme Arnoux for the first time."

0220081007Frederic gets his first taste of political unrest and succeeds in meeting Mme Arnoux again.
0320081008Frederic fails his exams and fails to understand the subtleties of society, but his devotion to Mme Arnoux increases.

"Frederic fails his exams and fails to understand the subtleties of society, but his devotion to Mme Arnoux increases."

0420081009Despite his ambitions for love and career, Frederic finds it hard not to sink into the provincial comforts of his mother's home.

"Despite his ambitions for love and career, Frederic finds it hard not to sink into the provincial comforts of his mother's home."

0520081010Frederic gets his first taste of the Parisian 'demi monde' and meets the luscious Rose-Annette for the first time.
0620081013Frederic is torn between his love for his friend's wife, Mme Arnoux, and his increasing interest in the charming Rosanette.

"Frederic is torn between his love for his friend's wife, Mme Arnoux, and his increasing interest in the charming Rosanette."

0720081014Frederic is drawn into the tensions of the Arnoux household and comes to the rescue when the bailiffs threaten them.
0820081015A day at the races with Rosanette leaves Frederic compromised and an insult to a lady leads to fighting talk.
0920081016Frederic's fortunes go into sharp decline.

Will returning home to Nogent and the girl next door bring him solace?

1020081017Revolution is in the air, but Frederic only has eyes for Mme Arnoux.

"Revolution is in the air, but Frederic only has eyes for Mme Arnoux."

1120081020As the 1848 revolution gathers strength, Frederic and his friend Hussonet find themselves caught up in the melee, and Frederic begins to harbour political ambitions.

"As the 1848 revolution gathers strength, Frederic and his friend Hussonet find themselves caught up in the melee, and Frederic begins to harbour political ambitions."

1220081021Frederic briefly escapes Paris with Rosanette, but news that Dussadier has been wounded draws him back, where he is surprised to find Louise waiting for him.

"Frederic briefly escapes Paris with Rosanette, but news that Dussadier has been wounded draws him back, where he is surprised to find Louise waiting for him."

1320081022Despite his efforts to forget Mme Arnoux, Frederic cannot help but fall in love with her again.

Meanwhile, Rosanette has some dramatic news

"Despite his efforts to forget Mme Arnoux, Frederic cannot help but fall in love with her again.

Meanwhile, Rosanette has some dramatic news"

1420081023Frederic is torn between the demands of two women but is still prepared to sacrifice everything for a third, Mme Arnoux.

"Frederic is torn between the demands of two women but is still prepared to sacrifice everything for a third, Mme Arnoux."

15 LAST20081024Frederic sees his amorous ambitions fall apart, but there is one more significant meeting to come.

"Frederic sees his amorous ambitions fall apart, but there is one more significant meeting to come."