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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 and, eventually, in adultery. But even…read more

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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 disappointing affairs in an effort to…read more

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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 narratologique qui imbrique…read more

Madame Bovary

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December 12, 2012

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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover…read more

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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.read more

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert|

October 29, 2013

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Over 150 years since its first publication the power of Madame Bovary remains undiminished. Stunningly translated by Adam Thorpe, this edition brings us closer to Flaubert's original. Weaned on sentimental novels, Emma Bovary longs for a life of luxury and high romance. She is married to a kind…read more

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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 in sentimental novels and women's…read more

Madame Bovary

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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 housewife, abandons her husband to…read more

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Includes Flaubert's Dictionary of received ideas.read more

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One of the greatest novels ever written! Gustave Flaubert is arguably one of the greatest novelists of all time. His first novel, Madame Bovary , was published in 1856 and is considered a literary masterpiece by critics and scholars. His skillful wordsmithing combined with the scandal surrounding…read more

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert|

December 31, 2012

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Both embodiment and victim of the self-satisfied nineteenth-century French bourgeoisie, Emma Bovary lives in pursuit of something more, like the world depicted in the romance novels that have come to define her. Emma is oblivious to the realities of life, and her romantic delusions and search for…read more

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This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and…read more