Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen, France on December 12, 1821 and die on May 8, 1880. He was an influential French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary and is renowned as a classic French realist writer. As a writer, other than a pure stylist, Flaubert was nearly equal parts romantic and realist. Hence, members of various schools, especially realists and formalists, have traced their origins to his work. He has written many books including November, Three Tales, Sentimental education and Salammbo.