The book already indicates the Flaubert's touch and his predilection for all-embracing themes and motives, any material suitable for future novels. Nothing strange so that Proust was inspired by Par les champs et les grèves, his reading coincides with the redaction of Jean Santeuil and the sequence dedicated to Beg-Meil.
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Currently at the librairie Loliee:
- Par les Champs et les grèves, Paris, Charpentier, 1886, in-8, binding by Yseult. Original Edition.
- Par les Champs et les grèves, Paris, Carteret, 1924, binding by Noulhac. Edition illustrated by 53 etchings of Henri Jourdain.