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Temptation of St Anthony

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ISBN-10: 116279867X

ISBN-13: 9781162798677

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gustave Flaubert, Lafcadio Hearn

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1930. With illustrations by Mahlon Blaine. Flaubert was a French novelist of the realist school, best-known for his story of Madame Bovary. The Temptation of St. Anthony was based on the story of the 4th-century Christian anchorite, who lived in the Egyptian desert and experienced philosophical and physical temptations. Its fantastic mode and setting were inspired by a Brueghel painting.
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Book details

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Born in the town of Rouen, in northern France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris at the age of 18. After only three years, his career was interrupted and he retired to live with his widowed mother in their family home at Croisset, on the banks of the Seine River. Supported by a private income, he devoted himself to his writing. Flaubert traveled with writer Maxime du Camp from November 1849 to April 1851 to North Africa, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. When he returned he began Madame Bovary, which appeared first in the Revue in 1856 and in book form the next year. The realistic depiction of adultery was condemned as immoral and Flaubert was prosecuted, but escaped conviction. Other major works include Salammbo (1862), Sentimental Education (1869), and The Temptation of Saint Antony (1874). His long novel Bouvard et Pecuchet was unfinished at his death in 1880. After his death, Flaubert's fame and reputation grew steadily, strengthened by the publication of his unfinished novel in 1881 and the many volumes of his correspondence.

Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first great interpreters of things Japanese for Western readers. His keen intellect, poetic imagination and clear style have ensured him a devoted readership for more than a century.