Writer Gustave Flaubert

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.

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    "Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times." (0:44)

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    "One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels." (1:26)

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    "Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying." (2:18)

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