Flaubert in Egypt

Flaubert in Egypt

A Sensibility on Tour

Written by:
Translated by: Francis Steegmuller

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140435825
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Flaubert’s unforgettable memoirs of travels abroad

At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a “sensibility on tour,” Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer’s impressions during his 1849 voyages. Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert’s traveling companion, Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs his journey through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo and down the Nile to the Red Sea.

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Flaubert in Egypt

Flaubert in Egypt

Written by: Gustave Flaubert, Translated by: Francis Steegmuller