Madame Bovary was a seminal work of literary realism by the French writer Gustave Flaubert and is considered one of his most influential novels. The story focuses on 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. The novel scandalized its readers when it was first published in 1857, and it remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society
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This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering corruption and downfall. A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Who is Madame Bovary? Flaubert's answer to this question was superb: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, the work catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists. This volume, with its fine translation by Lowell Bair, a perceptive introduction by Leo Bersani, and a complete supplement of essays and critical comments, is the indispensable Madame Bovary.From the Back Cover:
The year 1857 propelled Flaubert into the law courts and into celebrity. It was not exactly the kind of celebrity he had wished for. 'Madame Bovary' had appeared serially in 'La Revue de Paris'. Now the imperial prosecutor was attacking the work for being offensive to religion and morality. Not only the seduction scenes, but the episodes dealing with religion and the description of Emma's death, came under direct censure. More than the subject, the general tone of the novel was denounced as immoral: the pervasive eroticism, the poetry of adultery, the so-called 'realism' of the style. Flaubert, excellently defended by his lawyer, was acquitted. The book was published soon after, benefiting from the advance courtroom publicity.
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Descrizione libro Dodd Mead & Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Albert Fourie (illustratore). HINT OF EDGE AND CORNER WEAR TO THE DJ, LIGHTLY SCUFFED AND SCRATCHED, A VERY CRISP AND CLEAN COLLECTIBLE COPY! ALMOST NEW AND UNREAD CONDITION! DJ IS NICELY PRESERVED IN A BRAND NEW PROTECTIVE MYLAR PLASTIC COVER! 361 WONDERFULLY CLASSIC PAGES! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 010438
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