Writer Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert was born 193 years ago today. He wrote "Madame Bovary," a novel about a woman's revolt against middle class society which was as scandalous as "50 Shades of Grey" was in modern times.


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  1. "Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times." 00:44

  2. "One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels." 01:26

  3. "Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying." 02:18