"The first great shopping and fucking novel" (Julian Barnes London Review of Books
is a great novel that is also an inexhaustible pleasure to read" (Guardian
"Flaubert's 1856 novel begins with marriage and what follows is the archetypal tale of a desperate housewife" (Daily Telegraph
"The most scandalous novel of all time" (Playboy
Over 150 years since its first publication the power of Madame Bovary
remains undiminished.Stunningly translated by Adam Thorpe, this edition brings us closer to Flaubert's original.