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Prospect online this week: Madame Bovary goes interactive

By Tom Chatfield  

In this week’s web-exclusive article for Prospect, Brussels-based arts writer Brigid Grauman tells the story of how a dedicated international team of professional and amateur volunteers have made literary history, creating for the first time a full online archive of every single draft of Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece Madame Bovary. One of history’s most meticulous and relentlessly self-critical of authors, Flaubert produced over 4,500 pages of manuscript drafts during the creation of the 400-page novel that was to transform French literature;…

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