Gustave Flaubert

French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, "Madame Bovary" (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.

About Love

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Abhorrence, Insult

But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands.