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Madame Bovary : Bantam Classics - Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

Bantam Classics

Paperback Published: 1st March 1990
ISBN: 9780553213416
Number Of Pages: 448

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This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering corruption and downfall. A brilliant psychological portrait, "Madame Bovary" searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Who is Madame Bovary? Flaubert's answer to this question was superb: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, the work catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists. This volume, with its fine translation by Lowell Bair, a perceptive introduction by Leo Bersani, and a complete supplement of essays and critical comments, is the indispensable "Madame Bovary."

"Madame Bovary is like the railroad stations erected in its epoch: graceful, even floral, but cast of iron." -- John Updike

Introductionp. vii
Dedicationp. xxiii
Madame Bovary Part Onep. 1
Biographical Sketchp. 305
Critical Supplementp. 309
The Novelist on His Artp. 311
Contemporary Viewsp. 331
Emile Zola: Gustave Flaubertp. 333
Guy De Maupassant: Essay on Gustave Flaubertp. 340
Henry James: Gustave Flaubertp. 344
Modern Critical Commentp. 349
Harry Levin: Madame Bovary: The Cathedral and the Hospitalp. 351
Erich Auerbach: Realism In Madame Bovaryp. 372
Victor Brombert: Pattern of Imagery: Her Dreams Too High, Her House Too Narrowp. 382
Martin Turnell: The Weaknesses of Madame Bovaryp. 394
Jean-Paul Sartre: Class Consciousness In Flaubertp. 402
Gerard Genette: Flaubert's Silencesp. 414
Selected Bibliographyp. 421
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ISBN: 9780553213416
ISBN-10: 0553213415
Series: Bantam Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st March 1990
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1