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Three Tales (1877) [Collection]
by Gustave Flaubert Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness and religious experience, and together form a triumphant conclusion to Flaubert's literary career. With elegant simplicity, "A Simple Heart" relates the story of Felicité - an uneducated serving-woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss. Inspired by a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, "The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator" describes the fate of Julian, a sadistic hunter destined to murder his own parents. The blend of faith and cruelty that dominates this story may also be found in "Herodias" - a reworking of the tale of Salome and John the Baptist.

Original title: Trois contes
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Herodias (1877) [Short Story]
      Author: Gustave Flaubert
     Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator, the (1877) [Short Story]
      Author: Gustave Flaubert
     Simple Heart, a (1877) [Short Story]
      Author: Gustave Flaubert

Edition #1: Three Tales

Three Tales (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Roger Whitehouse
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Three Tales (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140448009
Pages: 144

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