Gustave Flaubert

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (12 december 1821 - 8 may 1880) was an influential French writer widely considered one of the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.

Conan Doyle and Gustave Flaubert

In Conan Doyle stories

  • The Stark Munro Letters (1894) : Dr. Stark Munro's mother kept up to date in French literature as well as in English, and could talk by the hour about the Goncourts, and Flaubert, and Gautier.