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Flaubert in Egypt

A Sensibility on Tour

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Flaubert in Egypt by Gustave Flaubert
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At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a 'sensibility on tour', Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyages. Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's travelling companion, Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs his journey through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo and down the Nile to the Red Sea.

Author Biography

Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821, the son of a prominent physician. The success of Madame Bovary (1857) was ensured by government prosecution for "immorality"; Salammbo (1862) and The Sentimental Education (1869) received a cool public reception; not until the publication of Three Tales (1877) was his genius popularly acknowledged. His final bitterness and disillusion were vividly evidenced in the savagely satiric Bouvard and Pecuchet, left unfinished at his death in 1880.
Release date NZ
June 27th, 1996
Contributors
Edited by Francis Steegmuller Introduction by Francis Steegmuller Translated by Francis Steegmuller
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, ports.
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
240
Dimensions
153x194x14
ISBN-13
9780140435825
Product ID
1683876

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