Hailed as one of the greatest western novelists of all time, French author Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) first became famous for his debut novel “Madame Bovary” (1857), a seminal work of literary realism that resulted in Flaubert being put on trail for obscenity. Mentor of the celebrated writer Guy de Maupassant. Flaubert was highly influential and is generally considered to be leading exponent of literary realism in France. This volume contains a collection of essays and excerpts on the famous French novelist by various writers, including Henry James, Guy De Maupassant, and others. Highly recommended for students of literature and others with an interest in the life and work of this seminal writer. Contents include: “Gustave Flaubert, by Georg Brandes”, “Style, an Essay by Walter Horatio Pater”, “Flaubert, by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky”, “Gustave Flaubert, by Henry James”, “Gustave Flaubert, by Arthur Symons”, “Of ‘The’ Novel, by Guy De Maupassant”, “The Question of Style, by Frederic Taber Cooper”, and “The Public Vs. M. Gustave Flauber”. Read & Co. Books is publishing this collection of classic essays and excerpts for the enjoyment of a new generation of students and literature lovers.