Madame Bovary

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Coffeetown Enterprises, Incorporated, Mar 26, 2008 - Fiction - 452 pages
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For this novel of French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, Flaubert invented a paradoxically original and wholly modern style. His heroine, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair. A scandal in its day, Madame Bovary remains a powerful and arousing novel. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), the younger son of a provincial doctor, briefly studied law before devoting himself to writing, with limited success during his lifetime. After the publication of Madame Bovary in 1857, he was prosecuted for offending public morals.

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

I read this in college and again in 2009. I didn't review it? Hard to believe but my thoughts include; I really did not like Emma but then I did not like her husband either. It is a classic however. Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I had read this book some time in the distant past but when I saw the audiobook available on my library's electronic media site I thought it would be worth a listen. It was but it also bothered me a ... Read full review

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