Madam Bovary

CD Abridged | August 15, 1999

byGustave Flaubert

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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.

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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.

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 ...

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Format:CD AbridgedDimensions:4.98 × 5.64 × 0.94 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Naxos AudiobooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9626341785

ISBN - 13:9789626341780

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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