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978-0-451-52820-9 / 0451528204

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Publisher:Addison Wesley

Language:English

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Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a womans gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the authors searing castigation; and it is the books final profound irony that only Charles, Emmas oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace through his stubborn and selfless love. With its rare formal perfection, Madame Bovary represents, as Frank OConnor has declared, possibly the most beautifully written book ever composed; undoubtedly the most beautifully written novel&a book that invites superlatives&the most important novel of the century.


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