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Flaubert : Madame Bovary - Stephen C. Heath


Madame Bovary

Paperback Published: 8th June 1992
ISBN: 9780521314831
Number Of Pages: 180

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This novel achieved immediate notoriety through its questioning of marriage, sex and the role of women. Stephen Heath shows how this landmark text captures and articulates a fundamental experience of the postromantic, commerical-industrial, democratic period. He explains how Madame Bovary represents Flaubert's intense personal engagement with the tragedy of bourgeois culture, while at the same time exemplifying the author's commitment to the impersonality of art and the transcendence of style.

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"Heath's study is a distinguished addition to the Landmarks of World Literature series. It is lucidly written, persuasively argued and clearly presented. It makes a splendid companion volume to Flaubert's masterpiece." Robert T. Denomme, French Review

Note on referencesp. viii
Chronologyp. x
Introductionp. 1
Madame Bovary: composition and contextp. 4
Writing Madame Bovaryp. 4
1830-1850p. 8
The third attemptp. 19
Realismp. 28
Sourcesp. 31
Publicationp. 39
Receptionp. 49
Madame Bovary: novel and artp. 53
Provincial mannersp. 53
Readingp. 65
Adulteryp. 80
Fatep. 88
'Madame Bovary, c'est moi!'p. 91
Writing hysteriap. 95
Impersonalityp. 104
The art of the novelp. 117
Madame Bovary: sequels and effectsp. 137
Guide to further readingp. 149
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ISBN: 9780521314831
ISBN-10: 0521314836
Series: Landmarks of World Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 8th June 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18