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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary( )
Author: Flaubert, Gustave
Illustrator: Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Preface by: Roberts, Michèle
Introduction by: Wall, Geoffrey
Notes by: Wall, Geoffrey
Translator: Wall, Geoffrey
Series title:Penguin Clothbound Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-139467-1
Publication Date:May 2015
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and the consequences are devastating. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 7.995 x 1.287 Inches
Book Weight:1.109 Pounds
Author Biography
Flaubert, Gustave (Author)
Born in the town of Rouen, in northern France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris at the age of 18. After only three years, his career was interrupted and he retired to live with his widowed mother in their family home at Croisset, on the banks of the Seine River. Supported by a private income, he devoted himself to his writing.

Flaubert traveled with writer Maxime du Camp from November 1849 to April 1851 to North Africa, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. When he returned he began Madame Bovary, which appeared first in the Revue in 1856 and in book form the next year. The realistic depiction of adultery was condemned as immoral and Flaubert was prosecuted, but escaped conviction.

Other major works include Salammbo (1862), Sentimental Education (1869), and The Temptation of Saint Antony (1874). His long novel Bouvard et Pecuchet was unfinished at his death in 1880. After his death, Flaubert's fame and reputation grew steadily, strengthened by the publication of his unfinished novel in 1881 and the many volumes of his correspondence.

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