Gustave...the guest who came to dinner.
I visited the house of George Sand at Nohant...This picture was taken in the diningroom...Its a bit blurry but when you look closely you can see the name Flaubert written on the card next to the plate...One's many years ago Gustave Flaubert was sitting there at a dinner party to cellebrate the birthday of George Sand.In the 1860s Flaubert enjoyed success as a writer and intellectual at the court of Napoleon III. Among his friends were Zola, George Sand, Hippolyte Taine, and the Russian writer Turgenev.
George Sand And Flaubert shared a a wonderful friendship and the letters they wrote to each other are famous.
TO GUSTAVE FLAUBERT 1st January, 1869
It is one o'clock, I have just embraced my children. I am tired from having spent the night in making a complete costume for a large doll for Aurore; but I don't want to turn in without embracing you also, my great friend, and my dear, big child. May '69 be easy for you, and may it see the end of your novel. May you keep well and be always yourself! I don't know anything better, and I love you.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was something like a time machine...Then I would place myself next to Gustave and George at that lovely dinner at Nohant...Do tell me where you would like to be when traveling in time was possible....