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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Book DescriptionOne of the acknowledged masterpieces of nineteenth-century realism, Madame Bovary is revered by writers and readers around the world, a mandatory stop on any pilgrimage through modern literature. Gustave Flaubert's legendary style, his intense care over the selection of words and the shaping of sentences, and his unmatched ability to convey a mental world through the careful selection of telling details shine throughout this marvelous work. Madame Bovary scandalized audiences when it was first published in 1857. And the story itself remains as fresh today as when it was first written, a work that remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society. It tells the tragic story of the romantic but empty-headed Emma Rouault. When Emma marries Charles Bovary, she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charles is an ordinary country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, Rodolphe, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair. And Flaubert captures every step of this catastrophe with sharp-eyed detail and a wonderfully subtle understanding of human emotions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400159048
(190mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gustave Flaubert
Sentimental Education, Paperback (March 2016)
With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frederic Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but he is caught up in the revolution of 1848 and the attractions of three other women. Flaubert's portrait of an idealist in a disenchanted world influenced later modernists, and is here newly translated.
Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary, Paperback (February 2016)
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Simple Heart, Paperback (February 2015)View all books by Gustave Flaubert
With pathos and humour, the author imagines the unexamined life of a servant girl.
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Author Biography - Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was a French novelist of the realist school, best known for writing "Madame Bovary," a story of adultery and the unhappy love affair of provincial wife Emma Bovary. Donada Peters is one of "AudioFile" magazine's Golden Voices and has won over a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards.
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