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%
11%
59%
7%
27
flagUkraine
20%
30%
50%
0%
10
flagItaly
13%
13%
40%
33%
15
flagPoland
23%
20%
39%
16%
5293
flagGermany
15%
20%
39%
24%
82
flagthe United States
34%
16%
38%
11%
105
flagIndia
30%
23%
38%
7%
13
flagCanada
35%
21%
35%
7%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
33%
20%
33%
10%
112
flagSpain
30%
30%
23%
7%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
48%
22%
22%
6%
31
flagFrance
37%
25%
18%
18%
16

Gender

men35%
women36%
Ulysses (Joyce)
25%
23%
The Trial (Kafka)
20%
21%
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
35%
36%
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
18%
18%

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