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Francis Steegmuller's beautifully executed double portrait of Madame Bovary and her maker is a remarkable and unusual biographical study, a sensitive and detailed account of how an unpromising young man turns himself into one of the world's greatest novelists. Steegmuller starts with the young Flaubert, prone to mysterious fits, hypochondriacal, at odds with and yet dependent on his bourgeois family. Then, drawing on Flaubert's voluminous correspondence, Steegmuller tracks his subject through friendships and love affairs, a ...

Flaubert and Madame Bovary: A Double Portrait 2004, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590171165

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Flaubert and Madame Bovary: A Double Portrait 1993, Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN-13: 9780094724808

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