Bouvard and Pecuchet

ebook A Tragi-Comic Novel of Bourgeois Life

By Gustave Flaubert

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In this satirical novel from renowned French author Gustave Flaubert, two Paris-dwelling clerks, François Bouvard and Juste Pécuchet, have a chance encounter one day and instantly become the best of friends. When Bouvard comes into some family money, the two chums decide to pull up stakes and move to the country to pursue a life of intellectual inquiry. But after plowing through much of the world's literature, poetry, and scientific documentation, the pair grow disenchanted.

Bouvard and Pecuchet