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Madame Bovary

By Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary follows a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Emma increasingly gives in to her every desire, becoming a selfish, sensual and self-centred woman with destructive tendencies. When Madame Bovary was first published, public prosecutors attacked the novel for obscenity. The resulting trial in January 1857 made the story notorious. After Flaubert's acquittal on February 7th 1857, Madame Bovary became a bestseller. The novel is now considered Flaubert's masterpiece, as well as a seminal work of literary realism and one of the most influential novels of all time. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

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  • ISBN: 9781772262650
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The Author

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.