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  • Gustave Flaubert

    Herodias, The Dance of death and The Legend of Saint Julian The Hospitalier, 3 french short stories by Gustave Flaubert. Dance of Death is a prose poem in which Death laments over the cruel task God has given him. Engaging in a dialogue with Satan, and later Nero as one of Satan's first minions, Death suggests that of the two of them, Satan has the more enviable lot, as his work will one day be done and he will have rest. "Dance of Death" is impregnated with the spirit of romanticism, which had a powerful hold on the mind of Flaubert at the time of its writing. Its florid prose makes it a very interesting curiosity for the reader wishing to know a younger Flaubert, who would only later...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    John Hurt stars in this BBC radio dramatisation of Gustave Flaubert’s infamous tale of adultery and tragedy Beautiful Emma meets and marries Doctor Charles Bovary. He's happy for the first time in his life – but Emma is distraught that her marriage lacks the passion and romance of her fantasies. Dazzled by the splendour of a Marquis’ ball, she longs for excitement and soon becomes infatuated with a young solicitor, Léon Dupuis. But when Dupuis moves away, her memories of him lead her to despair – and into the arms of wealthy landowner, Rodolphe Boulanger. As she moves from one illicit liaison to another, Emma’s complicated life begins to unravel. Exhausted from her...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert is one of the major figures of French literature. He was made famous by his first novel, Madame Bovary, and is also remembered for his Correspondance, full of precise introspection and reflections about realism in literature. Flaubert was known for his unvelievably scrupulous devotion to his style. He believed in the possibility and necessity of finding "le mot juste" ("the right word"), and would devout weeks to the achievement of sometimes a single page. Flaubert decisively established what most readers and writers now think of as modern realist narration, and his influence today is almost too familiar to be visible. We have selected for you 100 of his most interesting...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert es una de las principales figuras de la literatura francesa. Se hizo famoso por su primera novela, Madame Bovary, y también es recordado por su Correspondencia, llena de precisas introspecciones y reflexiones sobre el realismo en la literatura. Flaubert era conocido por su increíblemente escrupulosa devoción a su estilo. Creía en la posibilidad y la necesidad de encontrar 'le mot juste' ('la palabra justa'), y dedicaba semanas al logro de, a veces, una sola página. Flaubert estableció de manera decisiva lo que la mayoría de los lectores y escritores consideran hoy en día como narración realista moderna, y su influencia hoy en día es casi demasiado familiar para...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert é uma das principais figuras da literatura francesa. Foi tornado famoso pelo seu primeiro romance, Madame Bovary, e é também recordado pela sua correspondência, cheia de introspecção precisa e de reflexões sobre o realismo na literatura. Flaubert era conhecido pela sua devoção incrivelmente escrupulosa ao seu estilo. Ele acreditava na possibilidade e necessidade de encontrar 'le mot juste' ('a palavra certa'), e dedicaria semanas à realização de por vezes uma única página. Flaubert estabeleceu decisivamente o que a maioria dos leitores e escritores pensam agora como narração realista moderna, e a sua influência hoje em dia é quase demasiado familiar para...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert is one of the major figures of French literature. He was made famous by his first novel, Madame Bovary, and is also remembered for his Correspondance, full of precise introspection and reflections about realism in literature. Flaubert was known for his unvelievably scrupulous devotion to his style. He believed in the possibility and necessity of finding 'le mot juste' ('the right word'), and would devout weeks to the achievement of sometimes a single page. Flaubert decisively established what most readers and writers now think of as modern realist narration, and his influence today is almost too familiar to be visible. We have selected for you 100 of his most interesting...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitalier is a short story by French writer Gustave Flaubert, one of the great masters of literary style and aesthetics. Saint Julian is predicted at birth to do great things, but a growing hatred takes root in him, leadinghim to seek a way to escape a destiny which seems more and more likely to be terrible. The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitalier is an inspiring tale of perseverance and humility, one of Flaubert's most touching short stories with a religious...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert a marqué la littérature universelle par la profondeur de ses analyses psychologiques, son souci de réalisme, son regard lucide sur les comportements des individus et de la société, et par la force de son style dans de grands romans comme Madame Bovary (1857), Salammbô (1862), L'Éducation sentimentale (1869), ou le recueil de nouvelles Trois contes (1877). Ces 100 citations visent à donner accès à son œuvre monumentale par une sélection de ses pensées les plus marquantes, dans un format accessible à tous. Une citation est plus qu'un extrait d'un propos, ce peut être un trait d'esprit, un résumé d'une pensée complexe, une maxime, une ouverture sur une...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Herodias is a short story by Gustave Flaubert, one of the great masters of French literature. It is a reworking of the tale of Salomé and John the Baptist, in which faith and cruelty are blended in a deadly dance culminating in tragedy. A stylistic masterpiece, with orientalist sensuality and an inspired dive into religious fervor, this short story brings the ancient era to the most colorful possible...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Dance of Death is a prose poem in which Death laments over the cruel task God has given him. Engaging in a dialogue with Satan, and later Nero as one of Satan's first minions, Death suggests that of the two of them, Satan has the more enviable lot, as his work will one day be done and he will have rest. "Dance of Death" is impregnated with the spirit of romanticism, which had a powerful hold on the mind of Flaubert at the time of its writing. Its florid prose makes it a very interesting curiosity for the reader wishing to know a younger Flaubert, who would only later become the famous author of Madame...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert was born on 12th December 1821 in Rouen, in Normandy, France. A gifted child he began writing as early as eight.He was educated at the Lycée Pierre-Corneille in Rouen until 1840 and thence to Paris to study law, a city he disliked. He studied little, made few friends and preferred to spend his time writing. His first finished work was 'November', a novella, completed in 1842. By 1846 after an attack of epilepsy, he left Paris and abandoned his law studies.That same year he began a relationship with the poet Louise Colet which lasted eight years. His politics developed in these years of revolutions throughout Europe as stridently against despotism, and as one who...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert is one of the major figures of French literature. He was known for his scrupulous devotion to his style, sometimes working for a whole week to achieve a single page; he was made famous by his first novel, Madame Bovary. A Simple Soul, sometimes translated as A Simple Heart, is a short story containing a lifetime of human emotions. After her one and only love purportedly marries a well-to-do woman to avoid conscription, the simple servant Felicite picks up work in a widow's house. There, she lives a lifetime of servitude, rarely leaving the home and devoting herself to others; but despite her life being seemingly pointless, her selflessness lead her to almost angelic...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert is one of the major figures of French literature. He was known for his scrupulous devotion to his style, sometimes working for a whole week to achieve a single page; he was made famous by his first novel, Madame Bovary. A Simple Soul, sometimes translated as A Simple Heart, is a short story containing a lifetime of human emotions. After her one and only love purportedly marries a well-to-do woman to avoid conscription, the simple servant Félicité picks up work in a widow's house. There, she lives a lifetime of servitude, rarely leaving the home and devoting herself to others; but despite her life being seemingly pointless, her selflessness lead her to almost angelic...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Written over a century and a half ago, Madame Bovary is still an extraordinarily fresh, exciting and shockingly frank novel, at once an acute psychological study of a woman drawn into adultery through circumstances we can partly understand, and a sharply-observed comedy that offers a fascinating glimpse of the social and cultural divisions running through French provincial society in the mid nineteenth century. This translation is by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, a prominent social activist and literary translator. She was the youngest daughter of Karl Marx. Gustave Flaubert was a highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. According to the...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Fiona Glascott, star of Brooklyn and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Geoffrey Wall. Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and the consequences are devastating. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    La obra maestra de Flaubert, un antes y después en la literatura universal. Traducción de Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos La historia de un ambicioso joven de provincias que se enamora de una mujer casada sirvió a Flaubert para crear uno de los hitos estilísticos de la literatura universal, La educación sentimental (1869), quizá su obra maestra, sin duda una de las novelas más perdurables de todos los tiempos. En la cubierta del barco que le lleva de París a su ciudad natal, Frédéric Moreau se quedará prendado de la belleza de la señora Arnoux. Este será el punto de arranque de las tribulaciones de un joven que sueña con alcanzar fama y fortuna y que, de...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    One of the acknowledged masterpieces of nineteenth-century realism, Madame Bovary is revered by writers and readers around the world, a mandatory stop on any pilgrimage through modern literature. Gustave Flaubert's legendary style, his intense care over the selection of words and the shaping of sentences, and his unmatched ability to convey a mental world through the careful selection of telling details shine throughout this marvelous work. Madame Bovary scandalized audiences when it was first published in 1857. And the story itself remains as fresh today as when it was first written, a work that remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society. It tells the tragic story of...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    'Er hieß Loulou. Sein Leib war grün, die Spitzen seiner Flügel rosa...' 1877 veröffentlicht Gustave Flaubert sein letztes Buch, mit dem er sich drei Jahrzehnte beschäftigt hat, und für viele ist es sein vollkommenstes Werk. Félicité, die einfache Magd, die ihr 'schlichtes Herz' voller Hingabe und Liebe verschenkt, getröstet nur von Flauberts berühmten Papagei; Julian, der seine Eltern ermordet und doch ein Heiliger wird; Salome, die tanzt, bis sie den Kopf Johannes des Täufers bekommt - drei unvergessliche Gestalten, drei ganze...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    Herodias est une nouvelle écrite par Gustave Flaubert qui parait pour la première fois en 1877 dans le recueil « Trois contes » (La légende de saint Julien l'Hospitalier, Hérodias et Un coeur simple) qui est sa dernière production romanesque achevée. C'est une reprise du mythe de Salomé, personnage biblique ayant inspiré peintres et écrivains. Flaubert choisit pour héroïne éponyme Hérodias, la mère de la jeune...read more

  • Gustave Flaubert

    En 'Noviembre' apreciamos ya esa condición transgresora y algo irónica que caracteriza la escritura de Flaubert, así como su enfoque, tan contestado por la moral de su época, su fuerza literaria y sus obsesivas preocupaciones estéticas; en fin, todo lo que hará de él uno de los más grandes literatos europeos, puente entre Balzac y Proust, entre lo moderno y lo contemporáneo. Flaubert escribió 'Noviembre' en 1842, cuando tenía apenas veinte años. Considerada la novela que cierra la producción de juventud de Flaubert (marcada por esta obra y por 'Memorias de un loco'), estamos ante una auténtica bildungsroman sentimental, una sorprendente novela de iniciación amorosa, que...read more