Madame Bovary: 1857

Madame Bovary: 1857

by Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary: 1857 by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary (1857) By Gustave Flaubert Flaubert's first and much debated novel, which took him six years to write, and was threatened with legal extinction when it appeared in 1857, here it appears in an admirable version by the late Eleanor Marx-Aveling. Despite the early antagonism it aroused on moral grounds, it has been called one of the most salutary novels ever written. Henry James even said it might have been conceived as a Sunday-School tract, and the fate of Mme. Bovary, that 'would-be sybarite without a soul,' bears him out. But all critics of the art of fiction are agreed that in form and finish Bovary is one of the world's greatest novels. 'It remains,' says Mr. Peter Lubbock in The Craft of Fiction, 'perpetually the novel of all novels which the criticism of fiction cannot over look as soon as ever we speak of the principles of the art, we must be prepared to engage with Flaubert'

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ISBN-13: 9781406792317
Publisher: Pomona Press
Publication date: 02/06/2007
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Madame Bovary 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
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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