Madame Bovary

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sep 22, 2016 - 332 pages
The origin of realism, movement of the second half of the nineteenth century , is intrinsically linked to the epic novel, the naturalist novel and magical novel. Besides being one of the literary selections for excellence in the genre called late Romanticism , Madame Bovary , is one of the benchmarks for the movement of realism.

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Flaubert’s Madame Bovary sits askew between fading religious conscience and exacerbating moral corruption. Initially deluded by the fairytale idea of marriage, together with the assumed social status ... Read full review

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Fair play, Flaubert - this holds up very well! Still thoughtful and funny after all these years, and that's ignoring how groundbreaking it was at the time. The novel (ho ho) approach has become so ... Read full review

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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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