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"After his beautiful translation of Baudelaire's Paris Spleen, Raymond N. MacKenzie now offers us a fresh, superb version of Madame Bovary by Flaubert. Impeccably transparent, this new translation captures the original's careful, precise language and admirably conveys the small-mindedness of nineteenth-century provincial French towns. MacKenzie's tour de force transports the reader to Yonville and compels him to look at Emma with Flaubert's calm, disenchanted eyes."—Thomas Pavel, Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

"Raymond N. MacKenzie's fresh and faithful translation of Madame Bovary will enable a new generation of readers to discover the wonderful complexities of Flaubert's sardonic presentation of the yawning gulf between a woman's expectations of life and the realities she finds in nineteenth-century provincial France. By capturing the rhythms of the original French, and adopting a vocabulary which is neither too contemporary nor too dated, MacKenzie gives his readers the opportunity to enter into the heart of one of the great classics of world literature."—Rosemary Lloyd, Rudy Professor of French, Emerita, Indiana University

In his Introduction, Raymond N. MacKenzie discusses Flaubert's life, the writing of Madame Bovary, the world in which the novel is set, and its publication and reception. Footnotes, a bibliography, and a chronology are also provided.

Flaubert's masterpiece about the romantic reveries and less-than-romantic adventures of a provincial doctor's wife.

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After his beautiful translation of Baudelaire's Paris Spleen, Raymond N. MacKenzie now offers us a fresh, superb version of Madame Bovary by Flaubert. Impeccably transparent, this new translation captures the original's careful, precise language and admirably conveys the small-mindedness of nineteenth-century provincial French towns. MacKenzie's tour de force transports the reader to Yonville and compels him to look at Emma with Flaubert's calm, disenchanted eyes. --Thomas Pavel, Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

Raymond N. MacKenzie's fresh and faithful translation of Madame Bovary will enable a new generation of readers to discover the wonderful complexities of Flaubert's sardonic presentation of the yawning gulf between a woman's expectations of life and the realities she finds in nineteenth-century provincial France. By capturing the rhythms of the original French, and adopting a vocabulary which is neither too contemporary nor too dated, MacKenzie gives his readers the opportunity to enter into the heart of one of the great classics of world literature. --Rosemary Lloyd, Rudy Professor of French, Emerita, Indiana University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603841245
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 305

Meet the Author

Raymond N. MacKenzie is Professor of English, University of St. Thomas.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

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    Don't bother with other translations...

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Classic

    Emma Bovary believes love and marriage are supposed to be like a flowery romance novel, and is she in for disappointment! She expects marriage to a doctor to provide her with all the adoration and frivolities she desires, but finds that real life can never live up to her fantasies. She involves herself in affairs to fill the emptiness at the expense of a man who truly adores her. She is an actress, the stage is her actual life, and her end is like a tragic heroine...just like she wanted! Amazing cautionary tale, even in the 21st century!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Read this on college

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Anon

    Do not download!! Book is incomplete.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Phenomenal Translation

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

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    I Also Recommend:

    Make sure you get either the Geoffrey Wall translation or the la

    Make sure you get either the Geoffrey Wall translation or the latest, Lydia Davis'. I don't see why Barnes & Noble makes it so difficult to find different versions of the same book. I added them as recommendations so you should be able to click on the image to the left to find the better translations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Loved on a 2nd Chance

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Hey faith

    Can you write about jb having sex and blojobs and stuff with brooklyn?please?:)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Hi fath

    Can u write one about having sex

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Not the full book

    This is just a sample of the novel and not the full book--was not advertised as sample only.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    A strong woman before they were allowed to be strong

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Boring

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    better than the awakening

    good read worth your time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    highly recommended

    arrived on time and in great condition

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Do not buy

    An unreadable translation

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2002

    Bovary rules

    I simply can't believe me eyes when I read some of the other reviews. One reader gives Flaubert's masterpiece one star, and then recommends a Nabokov novel, stating that this book is "utterly unrelated" to Madame Bovary. Nabokov once called Bovary "the unsurpassed star of French literature". Since we're quotating here, let me give you one of Oscar Wilde: "There are no such things as moral or immoral books, books are well written, or not well written". This, dear readers, is the whole point. If one says the story of Emma's lovelife is quite dull, I can fully agree on that..but again, this is the whole point! In his correspondance, Flaubert made clear he played with the idea of writing a book about 'nothing', a book that would only survive thanks to the suberb style. Bovary stands as a giant because of the style in which it's written. Furthermore, another reason why this book is my favourite of all times, is that the writer draws no conclusions. Homeros didn't draw conclusions, Goethe didn't, Flaubert didn't, even the Bible didn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2002

    Overrated

    Madame Bovary is a 'classic' despite what I believe. I chose to read it mainly because of the initial controversy it held -- intruiging for the time, but quite dull and somewhat commonplace now. This book is full of details (and not witty ones like Dickins' novels). I wrote a paper on it, and while i wrote, i began to like the book and Emma more. Simply reading it killed me I had to force myself through, but in analyzing it I found myself in Emma as others have said -- 'c'est moi!' Really, it was nothing I couldn't have gotton through by analyzing my own being though....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2000

    A Suggestion for readers!

    For the readers who have enjoyed this book, I urge you to read the Awakening by Kate Chopin. It is like this book, also leaving you glued to it, yet the ending is kind sad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2000

    Not quite boring, not quite interesting

    Flaubert manages to take an interesting plot with interesting characters and make it not so interesting. He gives the story a great conflict, whether Emma should have an affair or not, but he doesn't tell the reader which would be better for her. He disects Emma's emotions so much that they lose their expressiveness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2000

    terrible

    I must say it was boring! I had to force myself to read through it all.

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