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Beschreibung des Verlags
Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1880 - French writer, 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.
A Simple Soul
The Dance of Death
The Legend of Saint-Julian the Hospitaller
A Simple Soul
The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters
Bouvard and Pécuchet (1904)
Sentimental Education I & II Complete (1904)
The Temptation of St. Antony or A Revelation of the Soul (1904)
Over Strand and Field
Madame Bovary -
The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.
Salammbô (1862) is a historical novel. It is set in Carthage during the third century BCE, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. Flaubert's main source was Book I of Polybius's Histories. The book, which Flaubert researched painstakingly, is largely an exercise in sensuous and violent exoticism. Following the success of Madame Bovary, it was another best-seller and sealed his reputation. The Carthaginian costumes described in it even left traces on the fashions of the time. Nevertheless, in spite of its classic status in France, it is not widely known today among English speakers.