ISBN 9780143106494,Madame Bovary

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ISBN 9780143106494
Publisher

Penguin USA

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780143106494

ISBN-10 014310649X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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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