Madame Bovary (Bantam Classics)

Madame Bovary (Bantam Classics)

Gustave Flaubert


This beautiful novel tells the tale of 1 of the main compelling heroines in sleek literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a faithful, clumsy provincial health practitioner, Emma revolts opposed to the ordinariness of her lifestyles by way of pursuing voluptuous goals of ecstasy and love. yet her sensuous and mawkish wishes lead her in simple terms to affliction corruption and downfall. an excellent mental portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human brain looking for transcendence. who's Madame Bovary? Flaubert's solution to this query used to be tremendous: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its e-book in 1857, the paintings catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. This quantity, with its superb translation through Lowell Bair, a perceptive advent through Leo Bersani, and an entire complement of essays and demanding reviews, is the essential Madame Bovary.

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