In the yellow notebook, Robert Brun is the stereotypically pretentious, well-dressed, and adulterous French editor of the magazine Femme et Foyer (meaning Woman and Home, a near-translation of Ella’s magazine Women at Home). Ella meets with him in Paris to try and buy a story for her “editress,” Patricia Brent, but it soon becomes clear that the story is not appropriate for a British audience. Ella spends the rest of the meeting watching Brun gawk at women who pass by until his “captive” fiancée Elise arrives. Ella sees Brun’s relationship with Elise as a failed marriage in the making, since Brun is clearly incapable of respecting or matching Elise’s loyalty.
Robert Brun Character Timeline in The Golden Notebook
The timeline below shows where the character Robert Brun appears in The Golden Notebook. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.