Three Tales

Three Tales


Translator:
Editor/introduction:

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140448009
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

First published in 1877, these three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and religious experience—together they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story. “A Simple Heart” relates the story of Félicité, an uneducated serving-woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss. “The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator,” inspired by a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, describes the fate of 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.

  • New edition: completely new translation and new introduction by Geoffrey Wall, Flaubert’s acclaimed biographer
  • Features a chronology, further reading, and explanantory notes
Three Tales

Three Tales

Gustave Flaubert, Translator: Roger Whitehouse, Editor/introduction: Geoffrey Wall

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