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
16%
0%
75%
8%
12
flagNorway
15%
20%
60%
5%
20
flagthe Netherlands
14%
20%
50%
8%
34
flagBelgium
16%
16%
50%
16%
12
flagUkraine
11%
41%
47%
0%
17
flagRussia
30%
7%
46%
15%
13
flagIndia
25%
25%
43%
6%
16
flagGermany
16%
21%
40%
21%
102
flagPoland
22%
20%
39%
16%
7303
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
21%
38%
13%
170
flagthe United States
32%
16%
38%
11%
119
flagItaly
12%
12%
37%
37%
16
flagFrance
32%
20%
36%
12%
25
flagSpain
21%
26%
36%
10%
19
flagCanada
41%
17%
29%
11%
17
flagUnknown
19%
31%
23%
25%
226
flagRepublic of Ireland
47%
21%
21%
10%
38
flagCzech Republic
27%
36%
18%
18%
11

Gender

men31%
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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