Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

byGustave Flaubert

Kobo ebook | November 25, 2010

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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 her affairs bring her disappointment and the consequences are devastating. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: 'Madame Bovary, c'est moi'.

A new translation by Lydia Davis

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Title:Madame BovaryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141966858

ISBN - 13:9780141966854

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