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Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics) Paperback – 30 Mar 1995

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (30 Mar. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140621792
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140621792
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.3 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 288 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,062,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and the consequences are devastating. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: 'Madame Bovary, c'est moi'.



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