Flau·bert(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.
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