Flaubert's Parrot Book Summary and Study Guide

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Retired doctor and Flaubert scholar, Geoffrey Braithwaite, narrates this semi-biographical novel about the French writer's life and work, whilst giving little away about himself. Yet, as the story unfolds and Braithwaite comes to sense the futility of language and the frustrations of accurately documenting the life of his beloved Flaubert, he begins to reveal something of his troubled past.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   writer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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