Madame Bovary (Paperback)

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A crisp translation captures the psychological realism of the original and echoes the verbal precision for which Flaubert is rightly famed--with an apparatus of Flaubert's life and works

Beautiful Emma Rouault yearns for the life of wealth, passion, and romance she has encountered in popular sentimental fiction, and when her doctor, the well-meaning but awkward and unremarkable Charles Bovary, begins to pay her attention, she imagines that she may be granted her wish. However, after their marriage, Emma soon becomes frustrated with the boredom of provincial life and finds herself seeking escape and contemplating adultery. As Emma's efforts to make a reality of her fantasies become more dangerous, both she and those around her must face the shattering consequences of her actions. Causing widespread scandal when it was published in 1857, Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece is one of the landmark works of 19th-century realist fiction.

About the Author

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for his works "Madame Bovary" and "Sentimental Education," and for his stylistic perfectionism. Christopher Moncrieff has previously translated the work of Jean-Euphele Milce and Victor Hugo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781483993249
ISBN-10: 1483993248
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 30th, 2013
Pages: 732
Language: English