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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 144
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140448009
ISBN-10 0140448004
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.26 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Featuring an all new translation, three pieces of short fiction by the nineteenth-century French naturalist author--'A Simple Heart,' 'The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator,' and 'Herodias'--are introduced by a new essay describing his life, works, and artistic abilities, as well as explanatory notes, a chronology, and suggestions for further reading. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Three stories by a French master

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
from Amereon Ltd (October 1, 1989)
9780848804862 | details & prices | List price $20.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
Paperback
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With Howard Curtis (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Hesperus Pr (September 1, 2009)
9781843911838 | details & prices | 99 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In each of three short stories—"Herodias," "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitator," and "A Simple Heart"—Gustave Flaubert studies the nature of humanity and spirituality with his characteristically sharp eye.
Large print edition from Read How You Want.Com (January 1, 2007)
9781425058050 | details & prices | 236 pages | List price $12.99
About: “Three Tales” is a remarkable collection of fictional tour de force presented by Flaubert.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Geoffrey Wall, Roger Whitehouse | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (September 1, 2005)
9780140448009 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $12.00
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.
With Arthur McDowall (other contributor) | from Kessinger Pub Co (January 30, 2005)
9781417956067 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $21.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With Arthur McDowall (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (July 26, 2004)
9780486437385 | details & prices | 91 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.95
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.
With Andy Hayner | from Meridian Books (October 1, 1989)
9780452010024 | details & prices | List price $4.95
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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
from Penguin USA (May 1, 1961)
9780140441062 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.95
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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