It was at Megara, a suburb of Carthage, in the gardens
of Hamilcar. The soldiers whom he had commanded
in Sicily were having a great feast to celebrate the
anniversary of the battle of...
The French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was one of the most important forces in creating the modern novel as a conscious art form and in launching, much against his will, the realistic school...
The enduring literary fame of Gustave Flaubert was established all at one go, in the course of a famous trial that simultaneously brought him success and scandal. In 1857, when Madame Bovary (transla...