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Madame Bovary : Collins Classics - Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

Collins Classics

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Published: 1st January 2011
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‘...for her, life was as cold as an attic with a window looking to the north, and ennui, like a spider, was silently spinning its shadowy web in every cranny of her heart.’

Married to Charles, a provincial doctor, Emma Bovary yearns for a more glamorous life. Disenchanted with her husband and seeking an escape from their dull marriage she is soon tempted into a brief romantic liaison with another man. Although short-lived, she remains desirous of passion and the finer things in life and embarks on another affair, destroying her reputation.

Considered scandalous at the time, Emma Bovary’s superficial and immoral behaviour shocked readers and caused moral outcry. Flaubert holds up to ridicule not only Madame Bovary herself, but the society that dares to judge her.

About The Author

Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He was born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, in the Haute-Normandie Region of France.

Flaubert's curious modes of composition favored and were emphasized by these peculiarities. He worked in sullen solitude, sometimes occupying a week in the completion of one page, never satisfied with what he had composed, violently tormenting his brain for the best turn of a phrase, the most absolutely final adjective. It cannot be said that his incessant labors were not rewarded. His private letters show that he was not one of those to whom easy and correct language is naturally given; he gained his extraordinary perfection with the unceasing sweat of his brow. One of the most severe of academic critics admits that in all his works, and in every page of his works, Flaubert may be considered a model of style.

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        Flaubert in all his glory. He sure knows how to spark controversy. Even a comtemporary audience can't stifle a gasp at this literary ode to pretention.

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        ISBN: 9780007420308
        ISBN-10: 0007420307
        Series: Collins Classics
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 432
        Published: 1st January 2011
        Dimensions (cm): 11.0 x 17.6  x 2.7
        Weight (kg): 0.25