Week 14

Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style. He has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country and abroad. According to the literary theorist Kornelije Kvas, "in Flaubert, realism strives for formal perfection, so the presentation of reality tends to be neutral, emphasizing the values and importance of style as an objective method of presenting reality". He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics.

We will read Madame Bovary, Vintage paperback edition



Gustave Flaubert,

Madame Bovary,


ISBN 978-0679736363




A visit to Rouen, the hometown of Flaubert, and a visit to his house where he was born and to the country house on the banks of the Seine where he wrote.