Madame Bovary (Norton Critical Edition Series) / Edition 2

Madame Bovary (Norton Critical Edition Series) / Edition 2

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by Gustave Flaubert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393979172

ISBN-13: 9780393979176

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on Eleanor Marx Aveling’s celebrated translation, revised by Paul de Man.
Margaret Cohen’s careful editorial revision modernizes and renews Flaubert’s stylistic masterpiece. In addition, Cohen has added to the Second Edition a new introduction, substantially new annotations, and twenty-one

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The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on Eleanor Marx Aveling’s celebrated translation, revised by Paul de Man.
Margaret Cohen’s careful editorial revision modernizes and renews Flaubert’s stylistic masterpiece. In addition, Cohen has added to the Second Edition a new introduction, substantially new annotations, and twenty-one striking images, including photographs and engravings, that inform students’ understanding of middle-class life in nineteenth-century provincial France. In Madame Bovary, Flaubert created a cogent counter discourse that exposed and resisted the dominant intellectual and social ideologies of his age. The novel’s subversion of conventional moral norms inevitably created controversy and eventually led to Flaubert’s prosecution by the French government on charges of offending "public and religious morality." This Norton edition is the only one available that includes the complete manuscript from Flaubert’s 1857 trial. "Criticism" includes sixteen studies regarding the novel’s central themes, twelve of them new to the Second Edition, including essays by Charles Baudelaire, Henry James, Roland Barthes, Jonathan Culler, and Naomi Schor. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393979176
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
542,884
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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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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