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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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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…

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

|December 31, 2002

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The notorious and celebrated novel that established modern realism   For this novel of French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, Flaubert invented a paradoxically original and wholly modern style. His heroine, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial…

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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…

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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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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…

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

|August 25, 1977

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An epic story of lust, cruelty, and sensuality, this historical novel is set in Carthage in the days following the First Punic War with Rome. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.…

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…

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

|February 23, 1993

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Emma, a passionate dreamer raised in the French countryside, is ready for her life to take off when she marries the decent, dull Dr. Charles Bovary. Marriage, however, fails to live up to her expectations, which are fueled by sentimental novels, and she turns…

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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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“You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it…

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

|June 20, 2016

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Gustave Flaubert was a prominent French writer in the 19th century. Flaubert, who wrote the classic novel Madame Bovary, was a significant contributor to literary realism. This edition of Salammbo includes a table of contents.