November by Gustave Flaubert [NEW EDITION] 1967 ❧ Serendipity Press

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November by Gustave Flaubert [translated by Francis Steegmuller]


Rare 1967 reprint of this obscure early Flaubert novel.  Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Nice small antique hardcover [Modern Library sized] in very good condition.  Dust Jacket has tanning and some general wear / discloration; but is fully in tact and housed in a protective brodart jacket.

Book itself is excellent; slight tanning to boards.   Reads as new. 

An intense, passionate, and profoundly moving work, Flaubert's November explores the notions of desire and longing to most remarkable effect. Wrestling with the agony of loneliness, a young man withdraws deeper into himself, believing he has now reached the autumn of his life. His increasing hopelessness gives way to a yearning for romance—surely the love of a woman can deliver him the purpose he so craves? Convinced of the truth of this, he visits Marie, a kindhearted lady of the night—yet Marie, too, is starved of love and longs for acceptance. Together, they form a tragic portrait of personal anguish, heralding the extraordinary outpouring of romantic longing found in Flaubert’s later novels.