First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and religious experience—together they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story. “A Simple Heart” relates the story of Félicité, an uneducated serving-woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss. “The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator,” inspired by a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, describes the fate of a sadistic hunter destined to murder his own parents. The blend of faith and cruelty that dominates this story may also be found in “Herodias,” a reworking of the tale of Salome and John the Baptist.
This new edition is a completely new translation with a new introduction by Geoffrey Wall, Flaubert's acclaimed biographer. It features a chronology, further reading, and explanantory notes.
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About: In each of three short storiesâ"Herodias," "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitator," and "A Simple Heart"âGustave Flaubert studies the nature of humanity and spirituality with his characteristically sharp eye.
About: Features short fiction by the French naturalist author that is introduced by an essay describing his life, works, and artistic abilities, as well as explanatory notes, a chronology, and suggestions for further reading.
About: This trio of short stories by the author of Madame Bovary were the last of Flaubert's works published in his lifetime, and their ambitious range reaches from the 19th century back to the Middle Ages and to ancient Israel.
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About: Three pieces of fiction by the nineteenth-century French naturalist are introduced by an essay describing his life, works, and artistic abilities
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