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Flaubert

[floh-bair; French floh-ber]
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noun
  1. Gus·tave [gys-tav] /güsˈtav/, 1821–80, French novelist.
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  • In the matter of style--as Flaubert has said--the second-bests are often the better teachers.

  • I did not attempt a monument in the frozen manner of your Flaubert.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • That Flaubert escaped their error only so far as by fire has been allowed.

  • We recognise here the particular and special form of Flaubert's pessimism.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert

  • These expressions must be taken literally in Flaubert's case.

    Madame Bovary

    Gustave Flaubert


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Flaubert

noun
  1. Gustave (ɡystav). 1821–80, French novelist and short-story writer, regarded as a leader of the 19th-century naturalist school. His most famous novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for which he was prosecuted (and acquitted) on charges of immorality, and L'Éducation sentimentale (1869) deal with the conflict of romantic attitudes and bourgeois society. His other major works include Salammbô (1862), La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1874), and Trois contes (1877)
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