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Gustave Flaubert


A significant French article writer known for his scrupulous focus on detail and term choice, he’s most well-known for his 1857 book, Madame Bovary. His additional major works consist of Memoirs of the Madman, Sentimental Education, and Le Chateau des Coeurs. He was raised in north France and started composing when he was simply eight years of age. Later, he journeyed to Paris to review legislation, though he later on decided against a profession as a lawyer. He was a careful, perfectionistic article writer whose work demonstrated the dual literary affects of romanticism and realism. Becoming such an enchanting, he was dared by his close friends to try his hands at the even more realistic style. The effect was his masterpiece, Madame Bovary. He previously a romantic romantic relationship with poet Louise Colet through the 1840s and 1850s. He was also infamous for his regular sexual relationships with both male and feminine prostitutes and was rumored to have problems with syphilis and additional venereal illnesses. His work, designated by detachment and medical and legal recommendations, greatly affected the literary design of Franz Kafka.

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Date Of Birth December 12, 1821
Place Of Birth Rouen, France
Profession Novelist
Nationality French
Parents Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, Anne Justine Caroline Flaubert
Siblings Joséphine Caroline Flaubert, Caroline Flaubert, Émile-Cléophas Flaubert, Jules-Alfred Flaubert, Achille Flaubert
Movies Madame Bovary, The Reasons of the Heart, A Simple Heart, Maya Memsaab, Save and Protect, The Loves of Salammbo, Unholy Love, Cabiria, Three Stories
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1A noted gourmand.
2He once wandered into a hotel dining room and found a table laid for a meal. Thinking it was for him, he sat down and ate everything. The hotel management was aghast, and told him that the meal had been prepared for a party of four that had just arrived.
3As a schoolboy, he was ordered to copy 1,000 lines of poetry as a punishment. He not only refused to do it, he passed a petition to protest it. The head of the school was not amused, and Flaubert and two others who signed his petition were expelled for their impertinence.
4At school he led an angry protest against a substitute teacher.
5First in his philosophy class at the College Royal.
6Was the best friend of Ivan Turgenev
7French novelist.



Paixão e Virtude2014writer
Madame Bovary2014novel
Las razones del corazón2011based on novel
Comment est-il possible...2010Short additional material
Le temps de l'amour2009Short additional material
Un coeur simple2008freely inspired by the novel by: "Un Coeur Simple [Trois Contes]"
Salammbo: Battle for Carthage2003Video Game characters
Toutes les nuits2001inspired by "La Première éducation sentimentale"
Madame Bovary2000TV Movie novel
Par coeur1998Documentary texts
Maya1993based on "Madame Bovary"
Madame Bovary1991based on the novel by
Bouvard et Pecuchet1989TV Movie novel
Spasi i sokhrani1989novel
Hérodiade1985TV Movie story - uncredited
Schauplätze der Weltliteratur1978TV Series 1 episode
Madame Bovary1978TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
A Simple Heart1977short story "Un coeur simple in Trois contes"
Madame Bovary1975TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Madame Bovary1974TV Movie novel
Alta comedia1974TV Series 1 episode
Flaubertine1973TV Movie play
L'éducation sentimentale1973TV Mini-Series novel
Frederik Moro1973TV Movie novel
Byli jednou dva písari1972TV Series novel "Bouvard et Pecuchet" - 10 episodes
Bouvard et Pécuchet1971TV Movie novel
Sentimental Education1970TV Mini-Series writer - 3 episodes
Die nackte Bovary1969novel "Madame Bovary"
Madame Bovary1968TV Movie novel
Der Kandidat1965TV Movie play "Le candidat"
Madame Bovary1964TV Series novel - 4 episodes
Ocho estrellas en busca del amor1964TV Series 1 episode
Grande Teatro Tupi1963TV Series story - 1 episode
Éducation sentimentale1962novel
The Loves of Salammbo1960novel "Salammbô"
Madame Bovary1953TV Movie novel by
Madame Bovary1949novel
Madame Bovary1947novel
Madame Bovary1937novel
Madame Bovary1934novel
Unholy Love1932novel "Madame Bovary"
Salambo1911Short novel
The Conversion of St. Anthony1911Short novel

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1Human life is a sad show, undoubtedly; ugly, heavy and complex. Art has no other end, for people of feeling than to conjure away the burden and bitterness.
2Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
3Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.
4Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.
5Love art. Of all lies, it is the least untrue.
6Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.

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