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Madame Bovary (Kobo eBook)

Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert, Geoffrey Wall Cover Image
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'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 Michèle Roberts

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780141906225
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2007

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