Gustave Flaubert

Bibliomania - Story

With an afterword by Barbara Vinken | Illustrated by Burkhard Neie
(German title: Bibliomanie)
ca. 68 pages
Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821 – 1880) was a French novelist.

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Text by Gustave Flaubert in the public domain, illustration rights available


Bookseller and antiques dealer Giacomo is a recluse living in a quiet alley in Barcelona. His sole love are books. He is intoxicated by the smell of the paper, the covers, the gilded letters and the ink. His dream: establishing his own library. But he has a rival who is just as dedicated to buying bibliophilic treasures as he is: Baptisto, who owns a book shop at the Plaça del Rei. Little by little, Giacomo’s passion turns into a mania that stops at nothing …