Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was a French novelist, often regarded as one of the leading western novelists of all time. His most famous work is MADAME BOVARY, focusing on an adulterous doctor’s wife who lives beyond her means to escape the boredom and meaningless of her life. A driven and dedicated writer, Flaubert never married, but engaged in several affairs and frequented prostitutes. He suffered venereal diseases for much of his life.
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert [Unabridged Edition]by Gustave Flaubert
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In a provincial village far from Paris, a doctor named Charles Bovary marries a beautiful farm girl: Emma. She rapidly grows bored with him and takes a rich landowner as a lover. When her lover rejects her, she takes up with a law clerk. Her husband knows nothing of her romances, nor does he know that Emma has ruined him with her waste, poor management, and self-indulgence...
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Worth the reading,
This classic was ok, but not great. The story is slow