Gustave Flaubert is considered one of the greatest writers of the 19th century. At 13 he founded the literary journal Art of Progress. Flaubert lived during a period of profound social changes, and he reflects that in his most celebrated works and writing.
Gustave Flaubert is considered one of the greatest writers of the 19th century. At 13 he founded the literary journal Art of Progress. Flaubert lived during a period of profound social changes, and he reflects that in his most celebrated works and writing. See less
The following is a personality profile of Gustave Flaubert based on his work.
Gustave Flaubert is social, unpretentious and unconventional.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is confident as well: he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. But, Gustave Flaubert is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
Flaubert's tale encompassing just about all of human folly...no, I mean knowledge, is amusing but not the easiest book to read. Most of the famous people he refers to were unknown to me (I had heard ... Read More
Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary is fully deserving of its canonical status. The portrait of Emma Bovary, whose extravagant passions and dreams that cannot be contained by a dull marriage, result in ... Read More
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