Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Friday, 27 July 2012

Tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner

A brief moment of amusement today courtesy of reader reviews at amazon.

Curious to see what people had to say about the French edition of Madame Bovary on Kindle, I found only two reviews. The first, awarding the book 5 stars, was a lengthy essay entitled 'Dated period piece or classic tragedy?' in which the reviewer examines in detail Flaubert's moral standpoint and subtle use of irony.

The second review, giving the book only a single star, is headed 'Oops its in French'.

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