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
18%
0%
72%
9%
11
flagNorway
12%
12%
68%
6%
16
flagthe Netherlands
16%
16%
53%
6%
30
flagUkraine
12%
37%
50%
0%
16
flagBelgium
16%
16%
50%
16%
12
flagIndia
25%
25%
43%
6%
16
flagGermany
17%
19%
41%
22%
94
flagPoland
23%
19%
40%
15%
6412
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
21%
37%
14%
162
flagthe United States
33%
17%
37%
12%
115
flagFrance
33%
16%
37%
12%
24
flagItaly
12%
12%
37%
37%
16
flagSpain
21%
26%
36%
10%
19
flagRussia
36%
9%
36%
18%
11
flagCanada
40%
20%
33%
6%
15
flagUnknown
44%
18%
23%
13%
38
flagRepublic of Ireland
48%
20%
22%
8%
35
flagCzech Republic
30%
40%
20%
10%
10

Gender

men33%
women35%
Ulysses (Joyce)
26%
23%
The Trial (Kafka)
20%
21%
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
33%
35%
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
18%
18%

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