Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert was born December 12, 1821  and died May 8, 1880) He was a French writer who is included among the greatest Western novelists of all time. He is known particularly for his first published novel in 1857, Madame Bovary. Flaubert was well known for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

Between 1846 and 1854, Flaubert had a romantic relationship with the poet Louise Colet; his letters to her still survive. He never married. His biographer Émile Faguet indicates that his affair with Louise Colet was his only serious romantic relationship.

Famous Love Letters: Gustave Flaubert:

I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy.

When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to quiver with joy when you think of them.

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