By Susannah Patton
Richly illustrated with maps, historic and modern images, and interval art, this guidebook takes travelers and armchair tourists on a stimulating trip throughout the small cities, rolling hills, and windswept coast of Flaubert’s Normandy. The novelist’s houses and the destinations which are prominently featured in his arguable works are the focal point of this pictorial shuttle consultant, and contain the traditional city of Rouen, the place Flaubert was once born in 1821; the inn city of Trouville and its usually painted seashore; Croisset, the place Flaubert’s riverside condo gave him the safe haven to jot down; and the quiet kingdom city of Ry, which claims to be the place the true Madame Bovary lived and died.
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The patient a glass of wine, and narcotics such as opium or camphor could be administered to help the patient sleep. Above all, the doctor must remain calm at all times. Dr. Flaubert had aimed higher than his own father, and had worked hard to become Rouen’s leading surgeon. Madame Flaubert had been living at the Hôtel Dieu and also appreciated the rigor necessary to run the hospital. The Flauberts formed a tight partnership: Dr. Flaubert devoted himself to the hospital and later to building a fortune by buying property in the Normandy countryside; Madame Flaubert oversaw their children’s education and managed the family’s growing wealth.
Flaubert avoid the draft during these times of Politically, Rouen suffered less from the upheaval of the French Revolution than did other cities in Normandy. In contrast to its bloody past, there were only nine executions in the town, even during the worst of the Reign of Terror that swept through France in the years following the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Wealthy merchants and manufacturers had welcomed the fall of France’s royalty, but they favored a more moderate and liberal revolution that respected order—and their property.
Rollo promptly changed his name to Robert and married the king’s daughter. Thus began three centuries of rule by Norman dukes with Rouen as their home base, provoking a lengthy and bitter struggle with England. The English held the city from 1419 to 1449 in the Hundred Years’ War, and Joan of Arc, perhaps its most famous resident, was tried and burned at the stake there in 1431. Joan of Arc, or Jeanne d’Arc, was not born in Normandy. She was the daughter of a farmer from the border area of the Champagne and Lorraine regions.
A Journey Into Flaubert's Normandy (ArtPlace Series) by Susannah Patton