Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) was a French novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Born in Rouen to a distinguished surgeon, Flaubert moved in 1841 to study law in Paris, where he first became involved with the city’s literary scene. Flaubert”s use of psychological realism in his masterpieces, Madame Bovary and L'Éducation sentimentale, earned him a reputation as one of the most influential novelists of the nineteenth century.