Which famous novel was rejected by a number of publishers, so eventually its author had to pay the cost of publication himself?

Ulysses (Joyce)
The Trial (Kafka)
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
André Gide was famously given the man­u­script to read to advise on pub­li­ca­tion and rejected it. In early 1914, he wrote to Proust to apol­o­gize "The re­jec­tion of this book will remain one of the most stinging and re­morse­ful regrets of my life".

Answers distribution

Ulysses (Joyce)
The Trial (Kafka)
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
answers
flagthe United Arab Emirates
15%
0%
76%
7%
13
flagNorway
19%
19%
57%
4%
21
flagthe Netherlands
12%
20%
53%
7%
39
flagIndia
25%
25%
45%
5%
20
flagUkraine
19%
34%
42%
3%
26
flagBelgium
14%
28%
42%
14%
14
flagPoland
22%
20%
40%
16%
8393
flagSwitzerland
20%
33%
40%
6%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
26%
19%
39%
14%
199
flagGermany
19%
22%
39%
18%
126
flagRussia
33%
11%
38%
16%
18
flagFrance
32%
20%
36%
12%
25
flagSpain
21%
26%
36%
10%
19
flagthe United States
30%
21%
35%
12%
132
flagItaly
15%
15%
30%
40%
20
flagCanada
44%
16%
27%
11%
18
flagAustria
16%
33%
25%
25%
12
flagUnknown
18%
32%
23%
25%
285
flagRepublic of Ireland
43%
19%
21%
15%
46
flagCzech Republic
25%
41%
16%
16%
12

Gender

men30%
women34%
Ulysses (Joyce)
24%
22%
The Trial (Kafka)
22%
23%
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
31%
34%
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
21%
19%

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