Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Summer Savings Up to 25% Off Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Listen in Prime Shop now Learn more
Profile for soh@hawaii.edu > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by soh@hawaii.edu
Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,681,101
Helpful Votes: 4

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
soh@hawaii.edu (Honolulu)

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
Madame Bovary: Life in a Country Town (Oxford World's Classics)
Madame Bovary: Life in a Country Town (Oxford World's Classics)
by Gustave Flaubert
Edition: Paperback

4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must read - in French, 28 Nov. 2000
I re-read Madame Bovary about once every eighteen months - I read it in French because, in the original (possibly along with Anna Karenina, which I love in English but which I have tried but repeatedly failed at reading in Russian), it is undoubtedly the most insightful and beautifully written novel of the 19th century -- in the original the overall phrasing and the use of individual words is jewel-like & exquisite ("lapidaire" as a French librarian friend once put it). I have no idea of how it reads in English, but if you can't read it in French, it's probably worth a try in English for the content alone.


Page: 1