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Madame Bovary
     

Madame Bovary

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by Gustave Flaubert
 

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The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the routine and emptiness of provincial life.
In 2007 , a survey cited Madame Bovary as one of the two greatest novels ever written!

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The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the routine and emptiness of provincial life.
In 2007 , a survey cited Madame Bovary as one of the two greatest novels ever written!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012369512
Publisher:
Robin Michell
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
274 KB

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Madame Bovary 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
GriffsPal More than 1 year ago
I have read "Madame Bovary" in the original more than once, and have read two other translations of the text. Lydia Davis's is by far the best. She makes available to the reader of English what Flaubert's intent--not just his words. Wonderful and eye-opening! "Madame Bovary" is a true world classic and deserves every reader's attention.
SaltyRS More than 1 year ago
I was reading a free (or nearly free) public domain version of this classic novel on my Nook but got tired of the stilted and awkward translation. I eventually switched to the Lydia Davis translation and am very glad I did. This translation really makes the novel come alive for readers in English. Flaubert was a groundbreaking novelist whose work still resonates today - this translation makes that clear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book years ago and quite frankly detested the book. I almost gave up but i persevered and the ending was most satisfying in that it was over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this my sophomore year and hated it, but I read it again my junior year and was surprisingly impressed. Flaubert paints an excellent portrait of a woman spiraling out of control on her own terms, in a sense, empowering women. Emma Bovary is her own decision maker and suffers her own consequences for it.
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This is just a sample of the novel and not the full book--was not advertised as sample only.
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Alley_cat82 More than 1 year ago
I read this in high school and again I love reading tales of strong women although her tale is not wholesome it allowed her an unhear of freedom most were not allowed to experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'd think a bpok about adultery would be more interesting. This book is like 30% adultery and drama, 70% boring descriptions of rural life and long drawn out conversations that have nothing to do with anything. I'm literally counting down the pages until i'm done with this book.
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