A Simple Soul
by Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2010
Number of pages: 48
A story of one woman's apparently fruitless existence. The protagonist, a hardworking, good-hearted, poor and uneducated woman named Felicite, is said to have been modeled after a maid employed by Flaubert's family during his childhood, a much beloved woman of tremendous character. The story is unusual among the author's writings because it is about goodness.
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