Three Tales

Flaubert, Gustave

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Gustave Flaubert was brought to trial for gross immorality, over allegations that his novel, ‘Madame Bovary’, was criminal. He narrowly escaped conviction, and went on to write powerful literature, of which ‘Three tales’ is considered to be among his finest work.

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First 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 Félicité – 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 Salomé and John the Baptist.

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Weight 112 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 8 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

110

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.8 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K