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
flagNorway
12%
12%
68%
6%
16
flagthe Netherlands
14%
14%
57%
7%
28
flagBelgium
16%
16%
50%
16%
12
flagUkraine
16%
33%
50%
0%
12
flagIndia
28%
21%
42%
7%
14
flagPoland
23%
20%
40%
16%
5843
flagGermany
17%
18%
40%
23%
90
flagItaly
13%
13%
40%
33%
15
flagthe United States
34%
16%
38%
10%
110
flagFrance
33%
16%
37%
12%
24
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
21%
36%
13%
139
flagCanada
35%
21%
35%
7%
14
flagUnknown
41%
17%
29%
11%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
51%
21%
21%
6%
33
flagSpain
28%
28%
21%
14%
14

Gender

men34%
women35%
Ulysses (Joyce)
26%
23%
The Trial (Kafka)
20%
21%
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
34%
36%
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
18%
18%

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