Madame Bovary (Signet Classics)

Madame Bovary (Signet Classics)
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Descriere

Madame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flaubert's debut novel. 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. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste ("the precise word").

When it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between 1 October 1856 and 15 December 1856, the novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors. The resulting trial, held in January 1857, made the story notorious. After Flaubert's acquittal on 7 February 1857, Madame Bovary became a bestseller when it was published as a single volume in April 1857.

The novel is now considered Flaubert's masterpiece, as well as a seminal work of realism and one of the most influential novels ever written. In fact, the notable British-American critic James Wood writes in How Fiction Works: "Flaubert established for good or ill, what most readers think of as modern realist narration, and his influence is almost too familiar to be visible".

 
Editorial Reviews
 
“Possibly the most beautifully written book ever composed [and] the most important novel of the century.”— Frank O’Connor

“Perhaps we identify with Emma because we too feel an emptiness at the center of things—an emptiness we try to fill with books, with fantasies, with sex, with things. Her yearning is nothing more or less than the human condition in the modern world. Her search for ecstasy is ours.”— Erica Jong
 
 
About the Authors
 
Gustave Flaubert (French (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.

Detaliile Produsului

Limba: Engleză
Coperta: Copertă moale
Pagini: 441
Editura: Penguin Books
Apariția: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-451-41850-0
Dimensiuni: 11 x 17,7 cm
Greutatea: 0.2500

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