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This is an auction for FLAUBERT by Henri Troyat.

"Troyat offers an in-depth view into the personal circumstances surrounding Flaubert's literary creativity, private agonies, and means of coming to grips with the formulation of his thoughts. Whole chapters are titled after his works, and an understanding of life in France during the Second Empire (1852-70) may prove necessary to comprehend some aspects of his life. Yet although Troyat adopts a narrative style throughout, he is as concise and captivating as in any of his literary works. In fact, this book is not mere biography; it is a literary landmark."
- Library Journal (US)

"The accomplished biographer of Chekhov, Peter the Great and Tolstoy here presents an elegant, skilfully researched study of the life and work of the great 19th-century French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880). Although he was on intimate terms with many of his contemporaries Flaubert retreated from Paris to devote himself to his art. At Croisset, a secluded family home near Rouen, he perfected his romantic realistic style through lengthy and painstaking revision and ultimately produced his masterpiece Madame Bovary (1857). The frankness of Madame Bovary incited a scandal intensified by an obscenity trial in which its publisher was acquitted; the public's attacks only reinforced the author's pessimism. Although he never married, Flaubert maintained highly erotic and stormy relationships with several women. A perceptive and objective treatment of a major literary figure."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 1992.

374 pages + photographs.

A small tear in the dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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