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
19%
19%
57%
4%
21
flagthe Netherlands
13%
22%
50%
8%
36
flagBelgium
16%
16%
50%
16%
12
flagSwitzerland
18%
27%
45%
9%
11
flagUkraine
16%
38%
44%
0%
18
flagIndia
25%
25%
43%
6%
16
flagRussia
28%
7%
42%
21%
14
flagPoland
22%
20%
39%
16%
7795
flagthe United Kingdom
25%
21%
39%
13%
176
flagGermany
17%
20%
39%
21%
106
flagthe United States
32%
17%
38%
11%
123
flagFrance
32%
20%
36%
12%
25
flagSpain
21%
26%
36%
10%
19
flagItaly
11%
17%
35%
35%
17
flagCanada
41%
17%
29%
11%
17
flagUnknown
19%
32%
22%
25%
262
flagRepublic of Ireland
46%
20%
20%
12%
39
flagCzech Republic
25%
41%
16%
16%
12

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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