Emma, a passionate dreamer raised in the French countryside, is
ready for her life to take off when she marries the decent, dull Dr.
Charles Bovary. Marriage, however, fails to live up to her
expectations, which are fueled by sentimental novels, and she turns
disastrously to love affairs. The story of Emma&rsquo;s adultery
scandalized France when Madame Bovary i> was first
published.&#160;Today, the heartbreaking story of Emma&rsquo;s
financial ruin remains just as compelling.
Bovary i>, his story of a shallow, deluded, unfaithful, but
consistently compelling woman living in the provinces of
nineteenth-century France, Gustave Flaubert invented not only the
modern novel but also a modern attitude toward human character and
human experience that remains with us to this day.
One of the rare works of art that it would be fair to
call perfect, Madame Bovary i> has had an incalculable influence
on the literary culture that followed it. This translation, by Francis
'steegmuller, is acknowledged by common consensus as the definitive
English rendition of Flaubert&rsquo;s text.
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