Writer Gustave Flaubert
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.
Key Facts In This Video
"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times." (0:44)
"One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels." (1:26)
"Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying." (2:18)