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Some of Flaubert's other works:

  • Madame Bovary, 1857
  • Salammbô, 1862
  • L'Education sentimentale, 1869
  • Bouvard et Pécuchet (published posthumously)

Among the scholars and critics who have worked on Flaubert, René Dumesnil has established critical editions of the texts, Victor Brombert, Jonathan Culler, William Paulson and Benjamin Bart have proposed modernist readings of Flaubert's writings. One of the most famous works on Flaubert is Sartre's biography, L'Idiot de la famille: Gustave Flaubert, 2 vol. (1971).

The text of the Flaubert story which appears here was taken from the ABU site (Association des bibliophiles universels). It was edited for that site by JoŽl Surcouf (joel.surcouf@wanadoo.fr).

The text was recorded by Anne-Laure Bucher, and the recording was produced by David Kim-Boyle.

Web Resources:

This page includes Flaubert resources, a brief biography, and links to free e-texts (many in French and English).

Text Resources

A Gustave Flaubert Encyclopedia. Ed. Laurence M. Porter. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Addison, Claire. Where Flaubert Lies: chronology, mythology, and history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Barnes, Hazel E. Sartre and Flaubert. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.
Berg, William J., and Laurey K. Martin. Gustave Flaubert. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997.
Collas, Ion K. A psychoanalytic reading of Madame Bovary. Geneva: Droz, 1985.
Giraud, Raymond, ed. Flaubert: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1964.
Ippolito, Christophe. Narrative Memory in Flaubert's Works. New York: P. Lang, 2001.
Lambros, Anna V. Culture and the Literary Text: the case of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. New York: P. Lang, 1996.
Orr, Mary. Flaubert: Writing the Masculine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Porter, Laurence M. Critical Essays on Gustave Flaubert. Boston: G.K. Hall and Company, 1986.
Schor, Naomi, and Henry Majewski, eds. Flaubert and Postmodernism. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.
Tooke, Adrianne. Flaubert and the pictorial arts: from image to text. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001.
Wall, Geoffrey. Flaubert: A Life. London: Faber and Faber, 2001.
Williams, D. A. "The hidden life at its source": a study of Flaubert's L'Éducation sentimentale. Hull, England: Hull University Press, 1987.

The image at the left is of a stained glass window in the Chartres cathedral. The image is from this web site.