Madame Bovary

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Independently Published, Dec 23, 2016 - 180 pages
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In the country in which they moved, Emma knows, Léon Dupuis, a practicing notary, who courts her but soon left for Paris to continue his studies. The woman has since given birth to a daughter, although craved a boy: the child is abandoned to the care of a nurse. Meanwhile Emma weaves an adulterous affair with Rodolphe Boulanger, a fascinating and wealthy landowner; But the man gets tired of the relationship and abandons Emma just before the day on which they planned to run away together, fleeing that she had strongly desired. The young woman, abandoned and disappointed, falls into depression again.

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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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