About the editors: Tony Williams is Professor of French at the University of Hull. He is the author of "The Hidden Life at its Source": A Study of Flaubert's "L'Éducation sentimentale" (Hull University Press, 1987) and an edition of the scénarios of L'Éducation sentimentale (Paris: Corti, 1992).
Mary Orr is Reader in French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of several articles on Flaubert. Her study "Madame Bovary": Representations of the Masculine (Peter Lang) is forthcoming.1999 0-7734-8197-4
The essays in this volume bear witness to the fascination Flaubert continues to exercise over a century after his death, and illuminate many neglected or unexpected faces of his genius.
"I am as impressed by the range and depth of analysis shown in the twelve widely varied contributions themselves as by the scope of Williams' mammoth introductory survey of trends in Flaubert criticism since the early 1980s and the exciting prospects opened by Unwin's introduction to Flaubert and the new technologies. The whole work shows an admirable balance of scrupulous scholarship and challengingly inventive and insightful criticism." – David Roe, author of Gustave Flaubert, Macmillan, 1989)