Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

byGustave FlaubertTranslated byLydia DavisIntroduction byLydia Davis

October 4, 2011|
Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Gustave Flaubert
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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 make her life everything she believes it should be. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, she takes drastic action, with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. In this landmark new translation of Gustave Flaubert''s masterwork, award-winning writer and translator Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of Flaubert''s legendary prose style, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) was born in Rouen, France, and was brought to popular attention when Madame Bovary was deemed immoral by the French government. Lydia Davis (translator) is a MacArthur Fellow, National Book Award finalist, and Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters and was awarded...
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Title:Madame Bovary: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.4 X 5.7 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.4 X 5.7 X 1 in
Published:October 4, 2011
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143106494

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