Gustave Flaubert is one of the most famous French authors of modern times. During his lifetime he delighted and scandalised readers with his short stories and novels in particular his masterpiece, Madame Bovary
. This beguiling idiosyncratic biography distils the great writer's friendships, love affairs, travels and literary passions into a rich and enticing compendium.
Companion piece to "Memoirs of a Madman" and "November", both published by Hesperus, this highly informative work explores Flaubert's fascinating and at times controversial life, examining his works and the circumstances in which they were written and published. This book will make compelling and enlightening reading for anyone with an interest in Flaubert or nineteenth-century France.