Gustave Flaubert about happiness (“Madame Bovary”, 1856) - Nor had I reflected upon this at first, and I rested in the shade of that ideal happiness as beneath that of the manchineel tree, without foreseeing the consequences.
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Nor had I reflected upon this at first, and I rested in the shade of that ideal happiness as beneath that of the manchineel tree, without foreseeing the consequences.
 Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary (1856). copy citation

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Translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
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