Three Tales

Paperback | September 27, 2009

byGustave FlaubertTranslated byA. J. Krailsheimer

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Three Tales offers an excellent introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest novelists. A Simple Heart is set in the Normandy of Flaubert's childhood, while Saint Julian and Herodias draw on medieval myth and the biblical story of John the Baptist for their inspiration. Each of thetales invites comparison with one or other of Flaubert's novels, but they also reveal a fresh and distinctive side to the writers's genius.

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Three Tales offers an excellent introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest novelists. A Simple Heart is set in the Normandy of Flaubert's childhood, while Saint Julian and Herodias draw on medieval myth and the biblical story of John the Baptist for their inspiration. Each of thetales invites comparison with one or other o...

A. J. Krailsheimer is a former tutor in French with Christ Church, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:September 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555869

ISBN - 13:9780199555864

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Translator's prefaceA Simple HeartThe Legend of Saint Julian the HospitallerHerodias

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"Intensely brilliant prose from the acclaimed author of Madame Bovary. These classic tales reflect Flaubert`s talent as a witty narrator and in particular A Simple Heart presents a wonderfully evocative portrait of 19th Century France." --Wales on Sunday