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Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending…

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The award-winning, nationally bestselling translation, by Lydia Davis, of one of the world’s most celebrated novels Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two…

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Flaubert avait beau affirmer qu'il désirait faire du style le coeur d'un "livre sur rien", son premier roman n'en est pas moins un récit, un roman de la "fatalité", comme le souligne innocemment Charles Bovary, sans même savoir qu'il s'agit d'une fatalité d'ordre…

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Madame Bovary , by Gustave Flaubert , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics   series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted…

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One of the great French novels of the 19th century Based on Flaubert's own youthful passion for an older woman,  Sentimental Education  was described by its author as "the moral history of the men of my generation." It follows the amorous adventures of…

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A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert’s lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated…

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Set against the backdrop of the 1848 Revolution, A Sentimental Education is the story of young lawyer Frederic Moreau's infatuation with the demurely exotic Madame Arnoux.

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We…

Three Tales

by Gustave Flaubert

|September 27, 2009

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Three Tales offers an excellent introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest novelists. A Simple Heart is set in the Normandy of Flaubert's childhood, while Saint Julian and Herodias draw on medieval myth and the biblical story of John the Baptist…

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'Would this misery go on forever? Was there no escape? And yet she was every bit as good as all those other women who led happy lives!' When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about…

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BnF collection ebooks - "ACADÉMIE FRANÇAISE. La dénigrer mais tâcher d'en faire partie si on peut. AGRICULTURE. Manque de bras. AFFAIRES (LES). Passent avant tout. Une femme doit éviter de parler des siennes. – Sont dans la vie ce qu'il y a de plus important. –…

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The novel, with the subtitle Moeurs de province ("Provincial Customs"), first appeared in installments in the Revue from October 1 to December 15, 1856. It ushered in a new age of realism in literature. In Madame Bovary, Flaubert took a commonplace story of…