Madame Bovary

Flaubert Gustave

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: Reprint

Description: 384 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A masterpiece' Julian Barnes Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of a married woman's affair caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. Its heroine, Emma Bovary, is stifled by provincial life as the wife of a doctor. An ardent devourer of sentimental novels, she seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment, and when real life continues to fail to live up to her romantic expectations, the consequences are devastating. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: 'Madame Bovary, c'est moi.' Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Wall With a Preface by Michele Roberts

ISBN: 9780140449129

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