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Three Tales

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ISBN-10: 0140448004

ISBN-13: 9780140448009

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Gustave. Flaubert, Roger Whitehouse, Geoffrey Wall, Geoffrey Wall, Geoffrey Wall

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First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and religious experiencetogether they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story. A Simple Heart relates the story of Flicit, 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.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.80" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.242

Gustave Flaubert (18211880), the younger son of a provincial doctor, briefly studied law before devoting himself to writing, with limited success during his lifetime. After the publication of Madame Bovaryin 1857, he was prosecuted for offending public morals. Geoffrey Wall is author of the critically acclaimed Flaubert: A Life and translated Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics. Roger Whitehouse has taught at the Sorbonne and at Bolton Institute, where he is a research fellow.

Further Reading
Translator's Note
A Simple Heart
The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator