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
13%
33%
53%
0%
15
flagBelgium
16%
16%
50%
16%
12
flagIndia
25%
25%
43%
6%
16
flagPoland
23%
19%
40%
16%
6248
flagGermany
17%
19%
40%
22%
93
flagRussia
30%
10%
40%
20%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
21%
37%
14%
157
flagthe United States
33%
17%
37%
11%
114
flagFrance
33%
16%
37%
12%
24
flagItaly
12%
12%
37%
37%
16
flagCanada
35%
21%
35%
7%
14
flagSpain
22%
27%
33%
11%
18
flagUnknown
43%
21%
25%
9%
32
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
20%
20%
8%
34
flagCzech Republic
30%
40%
20%
10%
10

Gender

men33%
women35%
Ulysses (Joyce)
26%
23%
The Trial (Kafka)
20%
22%
In Search of Lost Time (Proust)
34%
36%
The Name of the Rose (Eco)
18%
18%

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