Gustave Flaubert Quote

What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright...Haven't you ever happened to come across in a book some vague notion that you've had, some obscure idea that returns from afar and that seems to express completely your most subtle feelings?


Madame Bovary (ed. Signet Classics, 1964)

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What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning...

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What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning...

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What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning...

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What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning...