Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Gustave Flaubert
Translated by Lydia Davis
Introduction by Lydia Davis

Penguin Classics | October 4, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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The must-have deluxe edition of one of the world''s most celebrated novels, in a critically acclaimed translation by Lydia Davis

Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs in an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, she takes drastic action, with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. In this landmark new translation of Gustave Flaubert''s masterwork, award-winning writer and translator Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of Flaubert''s legendary prose style, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.
 
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. 


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014310649X

ISBN - 13: 9780143106494

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Gustave Flaubert
Translated by Lydia Davis
Introduction by Lydia Davis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014310649X

ISBN - 13: 9780143106494

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The must-have deluxe edition of one of the world''s most celebrated novels, in a critically acclaimed translation by Lydia Davis

Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs in an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, she takes drastic action, with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. In this landmark new translation of Gustave Flaubert''s masterwork, award-winning writer and translator Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of Flaubert''s legendary prose style, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.
 
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. 


About the Author

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was born in Rouen, France, and was brought to popular attention when Madame Bovary was deemed immoral by the French government.
Lydia Davis-MacArthur Fellow, National Book Award finalist, and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters-was awarded the 2003 French- American Foundation Translation Prize for her translation of Marcel Proust''s Swann''s Way. She lives near Albany, New York.

Editorial Reviews

“Lydia Davis’s Madame Bovary translation=perfect. She somehow pulls off a respectful translation with the readability of a contemporary novel.” — @lenadunham   "[Flaubert''s] masterwork has been given the English translation it deserves." —Kathryn Harrison,  The New York Times Book Review "Invigorating . . . [Davis] has a finer ear for the natural cadences of English, in narrative and dialogue, than any of her predecessors."  —Jonathan Raban,  The New York Review of Books "Dazzling . . . translated to perfect pitch . . . [Davis has] left us the richer with this translation. . . . I''d certainly say it is necessary to have hers." —Jacki Lyden, NPR.org, Favorite Books of the Year "One of the most important books of the year . . . Flaubert''s strict, elegant, rhythmic sentences come alive in Davis''s English." —James Wood,  The New Yorker ''s Book Bench "I liked having a chance to find more nuances in  Madame Bovary  in the new Lydia Davis translation and read it blissfully as though floating, as Flaubert puts it in a different context, ''in a river of milk.''" —Paul Theroux,  The Guardian  (London), Books of the Year " Madame Bovary  reads like it was written yesterday. . . . Emma, with her visions of a grander life and resplendent passions, is me . . . and you, too, no doubt. . . . If you haven''t happened to read  Madame Bovary  until now, I suggest you curl up wi
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