Gustave Flaubert 1821—1880

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style. As a writer, Flaubert was nearly equal parts romantic, realist, and pure stylist. (source: Wikipedia)

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A Simple Soul (1877)

A story about a girl named Felicité. She is a servant who has lived with the same family ever since she was betrayed by her lover. She has a strong more »


Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881)

Nowhere do Flaubert’s explorations of the relation of signs to the objects they signify reach a more thorough study than in this work. Bouvard and Pé more »


Madame Bovary (1857)

When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and more »


Salammbo (1862)

An historical novel that interweaves historical and fictional characters. The action takes place immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt more »


The Temptation of St. Antony (1904)

The Temptation of St. Antony is based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert. Saint more »


Three Short Works (1877)

First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness and religious experience, and together form a more »