Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

byGustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling

Kobo ebook | July 12, 2014

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“You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it seems as if it were your own heart beating beneath their costumes.”

Unhappy in her marriage to a good-hearted but dull village doctor, Emma Bovary yearns for a more glamorous life. Disenchanted with her husband and seeking an escape from their dull marriage she is soon tempted into a brief romantic liaison with another man.  In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, Rodolphe, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair.  Flaubert captures every step of this catastrophe with sharp-eyed detail and a wonderfully subtle understanding of human emotions.

The novel’s subject, the life of a very ordinary woman, and its technique, the amassing of precise detail, make Madame Bovary one of the crowning works in the development of the novel.

"Madame Bovary is like the railroad stations erected in its epoch: graceful, even floral, but cast of iron." --John Updike

Title:Madame BovaryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 12, 2014Publisher:Enhanced E-BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990045414188

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