Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

Born: December 12, 1821

Died: May 8, 1880

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist, playwright

Biography: Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary, for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

Source/Notes: The Letters of Gustave Flaubert, 1830-1857 (1980 edition), Harvard University Press - ISBN: 9780674526365
Gustave Flaubert

“Madame Bovary is myself.”

- Gustave Flaubert

Source/Notes: The Letters of Gustave Flaubert, 1830-1857 (1980 edition), Harvard University Press - ISBN: 9780674526365

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