Book :: Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary
By: Gustave Flaubert
Pages: 358
Published: 1857
Genre(s): France
Historical Fiction
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The powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman

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I read this in French on the bus to the Pentagon metro station every morning during the winter of 1984!!!

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Simple, good writing, good criticizing well efficient.

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I had to read this for college, in our Works in Translation unit. I wasn't a big fan of it, because Emma Bovary is kind of skanky, but I like how the novel criticises the aristocracy of the time and expresses the dangers of fantasy. I wouldn't read it again though, even though it grew on me exponentially.

Mar 22nd, 2013

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7th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

22nd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

85th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

23rd on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

46th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek