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November by Gustave Flaubert
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November (1842)

by Gustave Flaubert

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The shelves this story is placed in intrigues me.

Everything does actually except *sighs* mpreg.

I shall persevere. Won't be speedy.
  SheReadsALot | Jun 20, 2016 |
A brilliant piece of juvenalia from Flaubert. True, the philosophizing and navel-gazing seem endless and there are stretches where nothing (plot-wise, at least) happens. But Flaubert mines this cliche-ridden genre (young, sensitive artist meets hooker with heart of gold) for all it's worth. An immature work, but also a beautiful work by a young writer, taut and excessive at the same time. I'd like to see the current crop of writers try to pull something like this off at the tender age of 19. ( )
  kswolff | Feb 27, 2009 |
1438 November, by Gustave Flaubert translated by Frank Jellinek (read 19 Mar 1977) This was read while I was reading a biography of Flaubert, and I thought I should read some of what he wrote before I finished the biography. This book was written when Flaubert was about 20. It starts out well but then degenerates into a paean of evil. ( )
  Schmerguls | Jan 27, 2009 |
Hilarious juvenilia.
  Elpenor | Feb 1, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881843342, Paperback)

An intense, passionate, and profoundly moving work, Flaubert's November explores the notions of desire and longing to most remarkable effect. Wrestling with the agony of loneliness, a young man withdraws deeper into himself, believing he has now reached the autumn of his life. His increasing hopelessness gives way to a yearning for romance—surely the love of a woman can deliver him the purpose he so craves? Convinced of the truth of this, he visits Marie, a kindhearted prostitute—yet Marie, too, is starved of love and longs for acceptance. Together, they form a tragic portrait of personal anguish, heralding the extraordinary outpouring of romantic longing found in Flaubert’s later novels. Most famous for Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man, Gustave Flaubert is one of the undisputed masters of 19th-century fiction.

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An intense, passionate, and profoundly moving work, Flaubert's November explores the notions of desire and longing to most remarkable effect. Wrestling with the agony of loneliness, a young man withdraws deeper into himself, believing he has now reached the autumn of his life. His increasing hopelessness gives way to a yearning for romance--surely the love of a woman can deliver him the purpose he so craves? Convinced of the truth of this, he visits Marie, a kindhearted prostitute--yet Marie, too, is starved of love and longs for acceptance. Together, they form a tragic portrait of personal anguish, heralding the extraordinary outpouring of romantic longing found in Flaubert’s later novels. Most famous for Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man, Gustave Flaubert is one of the undisputed masters of 19th-century fiction.… (more)

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