Gustave Flaubert (French, 1821- 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.
20 Brilliant Authors Whose Work Was Initially Rejected
I remember reading this and watching the original movie in my high school English class. Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. It is about a group of British boys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves and the results are disastrous.
The 100 best novels: No 28 – New Grub Street by George Gissing (1891)
The novelist George Gissing (1857-1903). His best novels, in my opinion, are New Grub Street (1991), about the literary 'industry,' and The Odd Women (1893), which examines the position of women in society at that time.
Elizabeth Jane Howard, whose saga of a wealthy English family living in the shadow of war enchanted readers a generation ahead of Downton Abbey. Howard's whirlwind life saw her write 15 novels, leave three marriages, model, act, broadcast, and much more. Many of her books were critical successes, but best known for "The Cazalet Chronicles." She was 90. (January 2nd)