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Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), 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 Bovary in 1857, he was prosecuted for offending public morals.

Geoffrey Wall teaches at the University of York, translated Flaubert’s Selected Letters and Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics, and is the author of Flaubert: A Life.

Robert Baldick translated many volumes from the French for Penguin Classics.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Young men -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.
Unrequited love -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
France -- History -- February Revolution, 1848 -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- History -- June Days, 1848 -- Fiction.