Gustave Flaubert (1821 -1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his debut novelMadame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.
This book contains the following stories: Hérodias, A simple soul, The legend of Saint Julian The Hospitaller and The dance of death.