Madame Bovary

ISBN-10: 0140449124
ISBN-13: 9780140449129
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Description: Finding herself stifled by marriage, Emma Bovary throws herself into a desperate love affair and by doing so, sews the seeds of her own downfall. This version of Flaubert's classic novel is tied into a BBC production for television.

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.70" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Finding herself stifled by marriage, Emma Bovary throws herself into a desperate love affair and by doing so, sews the seeds of her own downfall. This version of Flaubert's classic novel is tied into a BBC production for television.

Born in the town of Rouen, in northern France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris at the age of 18. After only three years, his career was interrupted and he retired to live with his widowed mother in their family home at Croisset, on the banks of the Seine River. Supported by a private income, he devoted himself to his writing. Flaubert traveled with writer Maxime du Camp from November 1849 to April 1851 to North Africa, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. When he returned he began Madame Bovary, which appeared first in the Revue in 1856 and in book form the next year. The realistic depiction of adultery was condemned as immoral and Flaubert was prosecuted, but escaped conviction. Other major works include Salammbo (1862), Sentimental Education (1869), and The Temptation of Saint Antony (1874). His long novel Bouvard et Pecuchet was unfinished at his death in 1880. After his death, Flaubert's fame and reputation grew steadily, strengthened by the publication of his unfinished novel in 1881 and the many volumes of his correspondence.

Gustave Flaubert (18211880), the younger son of a provincial doctor, briefly studied law before devoting himself to writing, with limited success during his lifetime. After the publication of Madame Bovaryin 1857, he was prosecuted for offending public morals. Geoffrey Wall is author of the critically acclaimed Flaubert: A Life and translated Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics. Roger Whitehouse has taught at the Sorbonne and at Bolton Institute, where he is a research fellow.

Poet and novelist Michele Roberts was born in Hertfordshire, England and graduated from Oxford University. She has written two volumes of poetry (The Mirror of the Mother and Psyche and the Hurricane), a collection of short stories (During Mother's Absence) and several novels (including Daughters of the House, winner of the W. H. Smith Literary Award).

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