Three Tales

Category: Book
Translated By: Curtis, Howard
Foreword By: Drabble, Margaret
By (author): Flaubert, Gustave
Series: Hesperus Classics
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / In Translation / French
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Published: September 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 124
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*In each of three short stories-"Herodias," "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitator," and "A Simple Heart"-Gustave Flaubert studies the nature of humanity and spirituality with his characteristically sharp eye. A loyal servant dies alone, having served her masters all her life without complaining of the tragic losses she suffered; a young man sanctified at birth is driven by bloodlust to inadvertently fulfill the curse placed on him; and John the Baptist endures his life mixed with curses and blessings. Through them all, Flaubert emphasizes the significance of humility in the face of lasting glory. This collection was nominated for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2010.
Review Quote*

"This collection . . . is a wonderful read and relevant in every way with today's readers as it was to the nineteenth century readers of its day . . . Perfect."  -Parent Talk

Biographical Note

Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) is best known for his novels L'Education Sentimentale and Madame Bovary. Howard Curtis has translated numerous works in French and Italian into English, including Beppe Fenoglio's A Private Affair and Luigi Pirandello's The Turn.