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Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness and religious experience, and together form a triumphant conclusion to Flaubert's literary career. With elegant simplicity, 'A Simple Heart' relates the story of Felicite - an uneducated serving-woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss. Inspired by a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, 'The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator' describes the fate of Julian, a sadistic hunter destined to murder his own parents. The blend of faith and cruelty that dominates this story may also be found in 'Herodias' - a reworking of the tale of Salome and John the Baptist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140448009
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gustave Flaubert
Sentimental Education, Paperback (March 2016)
With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frederic Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but he is caught up in the revolution of 1848 and the attractions of three other women. Flaubert's portrait of an idealist in a disenchanted world influenced later modernists, and is here newly translated.
Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, Paperback (February 2016)
Peepolykus bring their exhilarating combination of verbal slapstick, visual surprise and anarchic comedy to Gustave Flaubert's seminal nineteenth-century masterpiece Madame Bovary.
Simple Heart, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Gustave Flaubert
With pathos and humour, the author imagines the unexamined life of a servant girl.
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Author Biography - Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821. After illness interrupted a career in law, he retired to live with his widowed mother and devote himself to writing. He achieved limited success in his own lifetime, but his fame and reputation grew steadily after his death in 1880. Geoffrey Wall (introducer) teaches French at the University of York. He is the author of a critically-acclaimed biography of Flaubert and has translated Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics. Roger Whitehouse (translator) is the editor of a book on literary expressions of exile. Geoffrey Wall (introducer) teaches French at the University of York. He is the author of a critically-acclaimed biography of Flaubert and has translated Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics. Roger Whitehouse (translator) is the editor of a book on literary expressions of exile.
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