Flaubert is best remembered as the author of Madame Bovary, which caused both him and his publisher to be charged with immorality by the French government when it was first published. He achieved perfection in his work because of his relentless pursuit of the precise word or turn of phrase he needed. It is said that he would sometimes spend a week on a single page, and his writing is thought to be more exact and precise than that of any other French author.
Eminent French writer Flaubert is regarded as one of the masters of the realistic novel. Craftsman extraordinaire, Flaubert is known for the flawless perfection of his style. His novels are considered the most well-crafted of any of the French realists.