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Rogues & Remarkable Women

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


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Also by Gustave Flaubert:

Madame Bovary, December 2012
Hardcover (reprint)
Madame Bovary, January 2009

Also by Jessica Hische:

My Antonia, December 2012
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Jane Eyre, December 2012
Pride And Prejudice, December 2012
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Great Expectations, December 2012
Hardcover (reprint)
Madame Bovary, December 2012
Hardcover (reprint)
Middlemarch, December 2012
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Also by Lydia Davis:

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Madame Bovary, December 2012
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Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert, Jessica Hische, Lydia Davis

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Penguin Classics
December 2012
On Sale: November 28, 2012
Featuring: Madame Bovary
432 pages
ISBN: 0143123807
EAN: 9780143123804
Hardcover (reprint)
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Literature and Fiction Classics

F is for Flaubert. Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she is married to the provincial doctor Charles Bovary yet harbors dreams of an elegant and passionate life. Escaping into sentimental novels, she finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. In an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter.

When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation of Flaubert’s masterwork, Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.

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