By Susannah Patton
Richly illustrated with maps, old and modern pictures, and interval art, this guidebook takes travelers and armchair tourists on a stimulating trip in the course of the small cities, rolling hills, and windswept coast of Flaubert’s Normandy. The novelist’s houses and the destinations which are prominently featured in his debatable works are the point of interest of this pictorial go back and forth consultant, and comprise the traditional city of Rouen, the place Flaubert was once born in 1821; the inn city of Trouville and its often painted seashore; Croisset, the place Flaubert’s riverside condo gave him the safe haven to write down; and the quiet kingdom city of Ry, which claims to be the place the genuine Madame Bovary lived and died.
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From his first year as a student, Flaubert wrote incessantly. He published his first story at age fourteen in Arts et progrès, a magazine he founded with school friends. Two years later he published two stories in a local magazine while at the same time writing historical tales that he shared with friends and teachers. Of these early writings, roughly fifty have been preserved, including his first draft of Sentimental Education, which he rewrote and published much later in his life. He read Victor Hugo, Walter Scott, Montaigne, and Rabelais.
The tale stayed with him as an adult, and he kept a copy of the unabridged version beside his bed for regular reading. ) 28 By the age of eight, Flaubert was writing his own plays and stories. In 1832, his parents enrolled him at 6 the Collège Royal de Rouen (now Lycée Corneille), 4 rue No image of Caroline Flaubert, Gustave’s sister, survives other than this bust by sculptor James Pradier. du Maulévrier. The former Jesuit college is now a wellregarded high school where cell phone–toting teens gather next to Corneille’s statue in the well-preserved stone courtyard.
No hope. ’ I joined the Commanvilles at six o’clock at the station; but stopping at my apartment on the way I found two other telegrams from Rouen announcing his death. We made the horrible journey in the dark, sunk in black and cruel grief. At Croisset we found him on his bed, looking almost unchanged, except that his neck was dark and swollen from the apoplexy. —Guy de Maupassant, writing to Ivan Turgenev to inform him of Flaubert’s death, May 25, 1880 Guy de Maupassant’s letter to the Russian writer describes the circumstances of Flaubert’s sudden death from apoplexy, or stroke.
A Journey Into Flaubert's Normandy (ArtPlace Series) by Susannah Patton