Week 14: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Realism in Literature

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.

Sentimental Education (L’Éducation sentimentale, 1869), Gustave Flaubert’s last novel—one of the most influential novels of the 19th century.


Gustave Flaubert,

Sentimental Education,

Penguin Classics (2004),

ISBN 0140447970


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.