Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

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Madame Bovary scandalized its readers when it was first published in 1857. And the story itself remains as fresh today as when it was first written, a work that remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society. It tells the tragic story of the romantic but empty-headed Emma Rouault. When Emma marries Charles Bovary, she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charles… (more)

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Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:41:22 +0100

Well, She never found a way to be happy

Thu, 16 May 2013 23:48:42 +0200

Yes, I suppose this is a sad tale. But so can life be. Charles is not really able to understand the subtle needs of his wife, and Madam Bovary...well, she's never found a way to be happy. Sad, disappointing (not in the story, but in the human flaws of the characters), but still a good read.

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1857

Translator: Eleanor Marx-Aveling

Word count: 115,456 words (≈ about 8 hours)


Copyright: Public Domain

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