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Three Short Works

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert, the master of literary realism, presents a trio of captivating tales in "Three Short Works." In this collection, readers are treated to a glimpse of Flaubert's genius through three diverse narratives that showcase his keen insight into human nature and his exquisite prose style.


First up is "A Simple Heart," a poignant story that follows the life of Félicité, a humble and devoted servant whose simple existence is marked by love, sacrifice, and unwavering faith. Through Félicité's eyes, Flaubert offers a profound exploration of the human spirit and the quiet heroism found in everyday acts of kindness.


Next, "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller" transports readers to the medieval world of chivalry and redemption. This gripping tale follows the tragic journey of Julian, a young prince destined for greatness, whose life takes a dark turn after he unwittingly commits a terrible crime. As Julian grapples with guilt and seeks absolution, Flaubert weaves a haunting narrative that explores themes of sin, repentance, and the search for redemption.


Finally, "Herodias" transports readers to the court of King Herod, where political intrigue and personal ambition collide with tragic consequences. In this evocative retelling of the biblical story of John the Baptist, Flaubert offers a richly textured portrait of power, desire, and the destructive forces of jealousy and revenge.


With its richly drawn characters, vivid imagery, and profound insights into the human condition, "Three Short Works" showcases Gustave Flaubert's extraordinary talent as a storyteller and cements his legacy as one of the greatest literary voices of the 19th century. Whether you're a longtime fan of Flaubert or new to his work, this collection is sure to captivate and enthrall. Dive into the world of Flaubert's imagination and experience the magic of these timeless tales today.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Magic Publisher
  • Publish Date: Jun 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 76
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.16in - 0.44lb
  • EAN: 9781836570905
  • Recommended age: 04-12
  • Categories: General