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Madam Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Naxos Audiobooks | August 15, 1999 | CD Abridged

Madam Bovary is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
The story of a woman who, after marriage, found herself unhappy with rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. Her aspirations and desires lead her in a tragic downward spiral.

Format: CD Abridged

Dimensions: 4.98 × 5.64 × 0.94 in

Published: August 15, 1999

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 9626341785

ISBN - 13: 9789626341780

Found in: Historical

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dry, but Easy to Read I found Madame Bovary to be in some parts quite dry and hard to follow. This may have just been the translation but i wish it had gone into more detail on certain times in her life. An easy read and shows the darker side of the family life in France in the 1800's.
Date published: 2010-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Novel Madame Bovary is a classic. I can almost hear the readers of this review gasping. But don't worry, it's not a boring classic; it's actually an amazing novel to read, both for fun and for analysis. Scratch that last part: to heck with the analysis. This book is meant to be read and enjoyed, not analyzed. The story centers around Emma Bovary, who's bored with married life and engages in affairs with other men while spending money recklessly until both her affairs and debts come back to haunt her. Forget the summary: just read it. It's fun, and has a great plot. And the ending is marvelous. Flaubert is a genius, and once you read this, you'll see just why he is, and why this is considered a classic. And also, it's fun to discuss whether Emma Bovary was an idiot or not. I say--well, nevermind what I say.
Date published: 2004-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert This classic 19th-century novel tells the tale of the unhappily married Madame Bovary, who commits adultery, incurs debt and brings about her own tragic demise. Without a doubt, this novel must have been sensational when first published. Today, it deserves praise as an extremely well-written and powerful story. I enjoyed the book, finding it to be a surprisingly fast, easy read. Next time you want to delve into a classic novel, give this one a try.
Date published: 1999-03-19

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Madam Bovary

Madam Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Format: CD Abridged

Dimensions: 4.98 × 5.64 × 0.94 in

Published: August 15, 1999

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 9626341785

ISBN - 13: 9789626341780

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The story of a woman who, after marriage, found herself unhappy with rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. Her aspirations and desires lead her in a tragic downward spiral.

About the Author

Born in the town of Rouen, in northern France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris at the age of 18. After only three years, his career was interrupted and he retired to live with his widowed mother in their family home at Croisset, on the banks of the Seine River. Supported by a private income, he devoted himself to his writing. Flaubert traveled with writer Maxime du Camp from November 1849 to April 1851 to North Africa, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. When he returned he began Madame Bovary, which appeared first in the Revue in 1856 and in book form the next year. The realistic depiction of adultery was condemned as immoral and Flaubert was prosecuted, but escaped conviction. Other major works include Salammbo (1862), Sentimental Education (1869), and The Temptation of Saint Antony (1874). His long novel Boulevard et Pecuchet was unfinished at his death in 1880. After his death, Flaubert's fame and reputation grew steadily, strengthened by the publication of his unfinished novel in 1881 and the many volumes of his correspondence.