Madame Bovary: Life in a Country Town

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 362 pages
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"Madame Bovary is the story of a young country doctor's wife who seeks escape from the boredom of her existence in love affairs and romantic yearnings, and who is doomed to disillusionment." "By his evocation of Emma, a figure both absurd and pathetic, and of the petty provincialism that surrounds her, Flaubert established the realistic novel in France; but his concern was with more than mere description. His preoccupation with style and with the aesthetic transformation of a mundane and vulgar reality is what gives the novel its lasting fascination and its place as a landmark in world literature."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Aceasta este una din cartile mele preferate din cadrul literaturii universale pentru ca autorul a realizat o fina observatie a psihologiei umane, consemnand in detaliu trairile si starile sufletesti ale personajelor principale. Doamna Bovary este o femeie neinteleasa de cei din jur, mereu in cautarea fericirii. Ca un ultim gest de demnitate, ea isi ia destinul in propriile maini si se sinucide. 

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Gustave Flaubert was a French novelist who is counted among the greatest Western novelists.

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