8) Trois contes
11) Three Tales
12) Un coeur simple
In this gripping novella, French literary master Gustave Flaubert revisits one of the most dramatic events of the Bible and presents his own imaginative spin on the tale. The Herodias of the story's title is a princess who has concocted a devious plan to compel her husband to fall in love with her young daughter from a previous union, Salome. Once Salome has won his heart, Herodias instructs her to request the execution of John the Baptist.
Gustave Flaubert spent his life working on and revising the book he considered his greatest work, before releasing this final version in 1874. Written in a play script form, The Temptation of Saint Anthony describes one night in Anthony the Great's life, in which he is faced with temptation from the supernatural in the desert of Egypt.