Where Flaubert Lies: Chronology, Mythology and History by Claire AddisonWhere Flaubert Lies: Chronology, Mythology and History by Claire Addison

Where Flaubert Lies: Chronology, Mythology and History

byClaire Addison

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This book opens crucial new perspectives on the vexing question of chronology in Flaubert's work. Claire Addison argues that Flaubert's manipulation of dates is deliberate, and that what have previously been dismissed as inadvertent errors are in fact evidence of the strong presence of Flaubert's personal mythology in his work, creating links among his family life, events in historical Europe, and events in the life of his literary characters. Her reading sheds new light on the subtle and complex interplay between the life and work of the author.
Title:Where Flaubert Lies: Chronology, Mythology and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521031079

ISBN - 13:9780521031073

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Table of Contents

Publisher's note; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; 1. The Flaubert dates; 2. The colours of time in the first Education sentimentale; 3. Conception, birth, death in Madame Bovary; 4. Heads and tails in Salammbô; 5. Two-timing in L'Education sentimentale; 6. The Hundred Days of Bouvard et Pécuchet; 7. Petit dictionnaire de Flaubert: Adolphe Schlésinger; Alfred/Frédéric; Auguste/Gustave; Bonaparte/Beauharnais; Emma/Emilie; Flaubert/Sophocle(s); Rose/Hortense; Conclusion; Diachronic and synchronic charts; Bibliography; Index.

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"Where Flaubert Lies is a serious, scholarly study which will appeal primarily to Flaubert specialists." Hope Christiansen, French Review