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[floh-bair; French floh-ber] /floʊˈbɛər; French floʊˈbɛr/
[gys-tav] /güsˈtav/ (Show IPA),
1821–80, French novelist. Unabridged
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  • The rich continence of Flaubert, the stippled concision of Mérimée or the dry-sherry wit of Voltaire are surer guides.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Therefore, Flaubert did not express himself thus because he was not successful.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • There is no truth in the gossip that Guy was the son of Flaubert.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • We recognise here the particular and special form of Flaubert's pessimism.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • The classic modern example of the tragedy of the artist who repudiates the world is Flaubert.

    The Author's Craft Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for Flaubert


/ˈfləʊbɛə; French flobɛr/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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