Monday, January 24, 2011

On January 24

On this day in ...
... 1857, the Sixth Correctional Chamber in Paris summoned Gustave Flaubert, his publisher, and his printer to stand trial on a charge of an "outrage á la morale publique et réligieuse et aux bonnes mœurs /affront to decent comportement and religious morality" for having produced Madame Bovary, a work of fiction about the adulterous wife of a physician. An acquittal would follow.

(Prior January 24 posts are here, here, and here.)

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