Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

The novel centers around a retired doctor's obsession with the life and works of Gustave Flaubert, a 19th-century French writer. The doctor's fascination leads him on a quest to find a stuffed parrot that once belonged to the writer. The novel is a blend of biography, literary criticism, and personal memoir, and it explores themes such as the nature of art and the difficulties of interpreting the past.

The 632nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 678

Since this book was first published in 1984, there is a penalty of 16.0%. The age adjusted score is 569.52.

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