Madame Bovary: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Google eBook)
The must-have deluxe edition of one of the world's most celebrated novels, in a critically acclaimed translation by Lydia Davis
Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs in an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, she takes drastic action, with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. In this landmark new translation of Gustave Flaubert's masterwork, award-winning writer and translator Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of Flaubert's legendary prose style, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maryoverton - LibraryThing
What a delight to reread this book, especially since my first reading was at age 18. Back then I missed the irony, humor, and deadliness, as well as Flaubert's startlingly modern perspective. Hard to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
It may not be an uplifting story, but this is one of those strange books where you can be fairly unhappy with the story and characters---but still love the reading. The language is beautiful, and the ... Read full review