Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary Provincial Morals - Vintage Classics

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Synopsis

A NEW TRANSLATION BY ADAM THORPE

'A great novel that is also an inexhaustible pleasure to read' Guardian

Emma Bovary is an avid reader of sentimental novels; brought up on a Normandy farm and convent-educated, she longs for romance. At first, Emma pins her hopes on marriage, but life with her well-meaning husband in the provinces leaves her bored and dissatisfied. She seeks escape through extravagant spending sprees and, eventually, adultery. As Emma pursues her impossible reverie she seals her own ruin.

Madame Bovary is one of the greatest, most beguiling novels ever written.

'Thorpe's new translation is stunning and heartily recommended
Scotsman

'Thorpe's new translation is to die for'
Independent

'[Thorpe's] hard work has yielded beauty. The rhythms are perfectly judged, unexpected enough to make the reader attend to every word'
Robert Chandler, TLS

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099573074
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 843.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 347
Weight: 272g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 24mm