Flaubert’s flame: a trove of undiscovered letters

By Tom Chatfield  

Flaubert: an unexpected English passion

Following on from our account in May of ground-breaking online research into Flaubert’s writing methods, we have a web-exclusive article this week from author David Waller detailing an astonishing discovery he made while writing his recent book The Magnificent Mrs Tennant: The Adventurous Life of Gertrude Tennant, Victorian Grande Dame (Yale). As Waller explains, the discovery of previously unknown letters between Flaubert and the inestimable Gertrude Tennant show an uncharacteristically tender correspondence on the part of a man…

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