Memoirs of a Madman and November

By Gustave Flaubert

Translated by Andrew Brown

ISBN: 9781847493255

160 pages

RRP: £7.99 £6.39

One of Flaubert’s earliest writings, but published only after his death, ‘Memoirs of a Madman’ presents us with a young man as he reflects – alternating between musings on the present and memories of the past – on the years that have brought him to “madness”, recalling the innocence of his boyhood, the first stirrings of sexual awakening and his abrupt initiation into the adult world.

Also included in this volume is another, similarly themed early work, the autobiographical novella ‘November’, which Nadine Gordimer called “an unsurpassed testament of adolescence”.

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  • No writer that we know of devoted himself with such a fierce and indomitable industry to the art of literature.

    W. Somerset Maugham

Gustave Flaubert

Born in Rouen in northern France, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for his works Madame Bovary and A Sentimental Education, and for his stylistic perfectionism and scrupulous commitment to le mot juste.