Manuscript reveals Flaubert’s messy search for perfection | Books | The Guardian
The handwritten manuscript is page after page of scratched out notes, smudges, comments and ink blots that reveal just how arduous the French novelist Gustave Flaubert found the writing process.
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Celebrated for his first and most famous published work, Madame Bovary, which took five years to write, Flaubert was meticulous about the style and elegance of his work.
On Tuesday, a rare book of trav