Flaubert's Parrot

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Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius, Gustave Flaubert. As Geoffrey investigates the mystery of the stuffed parrot Flaubert borrowed from the Museum of Rouen to help research one of his novels, we learn an enormous amount about the writer's work, family, lovers, thought processes, health and obsessions. But we also gradually come to learn some important and shocking details about Geoffrey himself.

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Which of two stuffed parrots was the inspiration for one of Flaubert's greatest stories? Why did the master keep changing the colour of Emma Bovary's eyes? And why should it matter so much to Geoffrey Braithwaite, a retired doctor haunted by a private secret? In Flaubert's Parrot, Julian Barnes spins out a multiple mystery of obsession and betrayal (both scholarly and romantic) and creates an exuberant enquiry into the ways in which art mirrors life and then turns around to shape it. 'A gem: an unashamed literary novel that is also unashamed to be readable, and broadly entertaining. Bravo!' John Irving 'Endless food for thought, beautifully written . . . A tour de force' Germaine Greer 'Delightful and enriching . . . A book to read' Joseph Heller 'A dazzling achievement . . . remarkably inventive as well as audacious' Walter Abish 'A delight . . . Handsomely the best novel published in England in 1984' John Fowles

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'An intricate and delightful novel' (Graham Greene) from Booker prize-winning author Julian Barnes.

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