PC Madame Bovary

Flaubert, Gustave

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Finding herself stifled by marriage, Emma Bovary throws herself into a desperate love affair and by doing so, sows the seeds of her own downfall.

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‘A masterpiece’ Julian Barnes

Flaubert’s erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of a married woman’s affair caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. Its heroine, Emma Bovary, is stifled by provincial life as the wife of a doctor. An ardent devourer of sentimental novels, she seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment, and when real life continues to fail to live up to her romantic expectations, the consequences are devastating. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: ‘Madame Bovary, c’est moi.’

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Wall
With a Preface by Michèle Roberts

Additional information

Weight 281 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

335

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K