Madame Bovary Penguin Classics
- ISBN: 9780141906225
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- Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Books Ltd, 2007.
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|Summary, etc.:||'A masterpiece' Julian BarnesFlaubert'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|
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Penguin Books Ltd 2007 Available via World Wide Web.
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