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 (flō-bâr′), Gustave 1821-1880.
French writer whose novel Madame Bovary (1857), noted for its precise literary style and psychological perceptiveness, is considered a forerunner of naturalism.

Flau·ber′tian (-shən, -tē-ən) adj.


(ˈfləʊbɛə; French flobɛr)
(Biography) Gustave (ɡystav). 1821–80, French novelist and short-story writer, regarded as a leader of the 19th-century naturalist school. His most famous novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for which he was prosecuted (and acquitted) on charges of immorality, and L'Éducation sentimentale (1869) deal with the conflict of romantic attitudes and bourgeois society. His other major works include Salammbô (1862), La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1874), and Trois contes (1877)



Gustave, 1821–80, French novelist.
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A week later on Monsieur Flaubert was announced about eleven in the morning, as D'Arnot and Tarzan were breakfasting.
And so it was arranged that D'Arnot was to call on Monsieur Flaubert at two that afternoon, and the polite Monsieur Flaubert, with many bows, left them.
D'Arnot returned from his conference with Monsieur Flaubert shortly after four.
For some personal reason Monsieur Flaubert preferred it.
A moment later De Coude, Monsieur Flaubert, and a third gentleman arrived.
D'Arnot and Monsieur Flaubert spoke together in whispers for a brief time.
This may not be saying a great deal, but it is saying the truth, and I do not mind owning that he has been one of my great literary passions, almost as great as Flaubert, and greater than Daudet or Maupassant, though I have profoundly appreciated the exquisite artistry of both these.
Why, you read about them in Murger, in Musset, in Balzac, and in Flaubert; and the fact of your having read about them is, I may add, their chief importance.
He lent them willingly; and Philip became acquainted with Flaubert and Balzac, with Verlaine, Heredia, and Villiers de l'Isle Adam.
New York, for a young man who had frequented the Goncourts and Flaubert, and who thought the life of ideas the only one worth living!
"'L'homme c'est rien--l'oeuvre c'est tout,' as Gustave Flaubert wrote to George Sand."
Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world.