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Author photo. Portrait de Gustave Flaubert par Etienne Carjat en 1860

Portrait de Gustave Flaubert par Etienne Carjat en 1860

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Born in the town of Rouen, in northern France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris at the age of 18. After only three years, his career was interrupted and he retired to live with his widowed mother in their family home at Croisset, on the banks of the Seine River. Supported by a private income, he devoted himself to his writing. Flaubert traveled with writer Maxime du Camp from November 1849 to April 1851 to North Africa, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. When he returned he began Madame Bovary, which appeared first in the Revue in 1856 and in book form the next year. The realistic depiction of adultery was condemned as immoral and Flaubert was prosecuted, but escaped conviction. Other major works include Salammbo (1862), Sentimental Education (1869), and The Temptation of Saint Antony (1874). His long novel Bouvard et Pecuchet was unfinished at his death in 1880. After his death, Flaubert's fame and reputation grew steadily, strengthened by the publication of his unfinished novel in 1881 and the many volumes of his correspondence. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Madame Bovary… (more)
Madame Bovary 24,957 copies, 370 reviews
Sentimental Education 4,002 copies, 56 reviews
Three Tales (Author) 2,190 copies, 36 reviews
Salammbô (Author) 1,787 copies, 28 reviews
Bouvard and Pécuchet 1,635 copies, 18 reviews
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Author) 902 copies, 9 reviews
A Simple Heart (Author) 809 copies, 20 reviews
Dictionary of Received Ideas 495 copies, 4 reviews
November 195 copies, 5 reviews
Memoirs of a Madman 194 copies, 1 review
Correspondance 171 copies
Bibliomania: A Tale 149 copies, 8 reviews
Flaubert : Oeuvres tome 2 (Author) 33 copies, 1 review
Herodias 32 copies, 2 reviews
Cuentos negros y románticos 13 copies, 1 review
Madame Bovary (2/2) (Author) 12 copies
Madame Bovary (1/2) (Author) 9 copies
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Correspondance : Index (Author) 6 copies
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Weird Tales (Contributor) 254 copies, 4 reviews
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Love Letters (Contributor) 173 copies, 1 review
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Great French Short Novels (Contributor) 29 copies
The Book Lovers (Contributor) 25 copies
All verdens fortellere (Contributor, some editions) 14 copies, 1 review
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