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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mjy610
mjy610
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.


Sandrainia
Sandrainia
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:04:31 +0200

depressing as hell, long winded and wordy beyond belief. moralistic and self-righteous. do yourself a favor and skip this and you will be better by far for sitting in Grand Central Station or any Las Vegas Casino and simply people watching for 8 hours



Book Details  


Language: English

Published in: 1857

Translator: Eleanor Marx-Aveling

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

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2413/2413-h/2413-h.htm

Copyright: Public Domain


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