Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)
by Gustave Flaubert
Paperback- $6.95

The notorious and celebrated novel that established modern realism
 
For this novel of French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, ...

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  "Couldn't get into the story" by carehoff (see profile) 10/20/08

I just could not get into the story. None of the characters were likable. Too many details about unimportant things...maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a classic....

 
  "A true classic" by DebraF (see profile) 03/05/10

Enjoyed lengthy discussion on the themes of this book. Amazed at how little society has changed, relatively, since this book was written. Emma is a memorable and flawed character - unforgettable.

 
  "Madame Bovary" by cowparade (see profile) 12/01/10

Difficult language, way too much description for that type of book.

 
  "Madame Bovary" by spacer5 (see profile) 01/26/15

Flaubert provides an insightful portrait of French bourgeois life in the mid-nineteenth century. Rich in detail, the novel is a perfect example of realism in which the details build both character and plot. Justly regarded as a classic for both content and style.

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