Gustave Flaubert (English)

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Noted for his scrupulous devotion to style and aesthetics, Gustave Flaubert was a highly influential figure of nineteenth century literature, widely considered the leading exponent of French literary realism. His debut novel ‘Madame Bovary’ (1857) caused a scandal, as public prosecutors attacked the novel for obscenity. The resulting trial made the story notorious and after Flaubert’s acquittal, it became an instant bestseller. Today, it is regarded as a seminal work of literary realism and one of the most influential literary works of the time. This comprehensive eBook offers the most complete collection ever compiled of Flaubert’s fictional works in English translation, with numerous illustrations, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Flaubert’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All the novels, with individual contents tables
* Includes Timothy Unwin’s 2001 translation of Flaubert’s first novel, ‘Memoirs of a Madman’, produced for the University of Liverpool (appearing here by special permission)
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short stories and plays, available in no other collection
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Includes a selection of Flaubert’s non-fiction – available in no other collection
* Flaubert’s letters to George Sand – explore the author’s personal correspondence
* Special criticism section, with several essays evaluating Flaubert’s contribution to literature, including Guy de Maupassant’s seminal study of his mentor
* Features two biographies – discover Flaubert’s literary life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres
* UPDATED with new texts, images and a new translation of ‘Memoirs of a Madman’


The Novels
Memoirs of a Madman (1900)
Madame Bovary (1838)
Salammbô (1862)
Sentimental Education (1869)
Bouvard and Pécuchet (1881)

The Dramatic Narrative
The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1874)

The Short Stories
The Dance of Death (1838)
Novembre (1842)
Three Tales (1877)

The Plays
The Candidate (1873)
The Castle of Hearts (1880)

Selected Non-Fiction
Aboard the Cange
Over Strand and Field
Preface to the ‘Last Songs of Louis Bouilhet’
Letter to the Municipality of Rouen on the Subject of a Memorial to Louis Bouilhet
Selected Correspondence
The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

The Trial
The Public vs. M. Gustave Flaubert (1857)

The Criticism
Gustave Flaubert: A Study by Guy de Maupassant
Gustave Flaubert by Arthur Symons
Gustave Flaubert by Henry James
Extracts from ‘Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers’ by D. H. Lawrence
Extracts from Virginia Woolf’s Diary

The Biographies
Intimate Remembrances of Gustave Flaubert by Caroline Commanville
Gustave Flaubert by Edmund Gosse

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