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Madame Bovary

Written by Gustave Flaubert

Part of the Collins Classics Series

Madame Bovary Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. '...for her, life was as cold as an attic with a window looking to the north, and ennui, like a spider, was silently spinning its shadowy web in every cranny of her heart.' Married to Charles, a provincial doctor, Emma Bovary yearns for a more glamorous life. Disenchanted with her husband and seeking an escape from their dull marriage she is soon tempted into a brief romantic liaison with another man. Although short-lived, she remains desirous of passion and the finer things in life and embarks on another affair, destroying her reputation. Considered scandalous at the time, Emma Bovary's superficial and immoral behaviour shocked readers and caused moral outcry. Flaubert holds up to ridicule not only Madame Bovary herself, but the society that dares to judge her.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007420308
Publication date: 1st January 2011
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages

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