The Originality of Madame Bovary

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P. Lang, Jan 1, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 150 pages
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The aim of this study is to assess in what ways Madame Bovary constitutes a radically new departure in the history of the novel. After tracing the circuitous route by which Flaubert came to start work on Madame Bovary when he was almost th

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Alan Raitt (1930-2006) was one of the most distinguished French scholars of his generation. He was Professor of French at Oxford University and a Fellow of Magdalen College, and his books include landmark studies of Flaubert, Merimee and Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. He was a Fellow of the British Academy, Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques and General Editor of French Studies. He was founding editor of Peter Lang's series 'Le Romantisme et apres en France', for which he also wrote Flaubert et le theatre, The Originality of Madame Bovary and Gustavus Flaubertus Bourgeoisophobus. This is his final book.

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