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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert



ISBN: 9780140449129 Category: Tags: ,


‘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

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Weight 281 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm


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