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Madame Bovary Patterns of Provincial Life by Gustave Flaubert

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Published by The Modern Library (Random House) in New York, USA .
Written in English


  • Suicide victims,
  • Physicians" spouses,
  • Married women,
  • Adultery,
  • Middle class,
  • Fiction

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The slow but inevitable moral degeneration of a weak woman. Describes the patient rendering of the squalor and narrowness of provincial life and of its effect on the woman"s mind.

Edition Notes

Statementa new translation by Francis Steegmuler
SeriesModern Library College Editions
LC ClassificationsPQ2246.M2 E5 1957, PZ3.F618 M27
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 396 p.
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24737980M
LC Control Number57005214
OCLC/WorldCa326985, 461671382, 2716171

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Madame Bovary begins when Charles Bovary is a young boy, unable to fit in at his new school and ridiculed by his new classmates. As a child, and later when he grows into a young man, Charles is mediocre and dull. He fails his first medical exam and only barely manages to become a . Mar 28,  · Madame Bovary is an extraordinary book both for the nineteenth century and the present times. Interesting story line and characters make this classic easy to read. The irony of the entire plot made this a book which I could not put down/5. Nov 27,  · I didn't like Madame Bovary when I first encountered the book as a teenager. The story of a suicide of a doctor's wife in rural s Normandy seemed too banal for me. Like many others, I . Feb 26,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Ebook.