A Simple Heart is the story of Felicite, a simple French maid with a seemingly bottomless capacity for giving and bestowing love and kindness. While people around her continually exploit and belittle her for her simple ways and lack of education, Felicite does not succumb to negative feelings. Instead she carries on with her life as a maid and nanny, eventually dying of old age and virtually unnoticed by her employers or her charges.

Summary of A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert

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