Madame Bovary Provincial Lives - Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

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'.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141394671
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9427
Number of pages: xlii, 335
Weight: 492g
Height: 205mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 33mm