Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

December 12, 1821 – May 08, 1880
Countries: France

Gustave Flaubert (ɡystav flobɛʁ; 12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.