Bouvard et Pécuchet - Gustave Flaubert

Bouvard et Pécuchet

By Gustave Flaubert

  • Release Date: 1881-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature


Bouvard et Pécuchet details the adventures of two Parisian copy-clerks, François Denys Bartholomée Bouvard and Juste Romain Cyrille Pécuchet, of the same age and nearly identical temperament. They meet one hot summer day in 1838 by the canal Saint-Martin and form an instant, symbiotic friendship. When Bouvard inherits a sizable fortune, the two decide to move to the countryside.