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Madame Bovary: By Gustave Flaubert - Illustrated (Comes with a Free Audiobook) Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary: By Gustave Flaubert - Illustrated (Comes with a Free Audiobook)

Gustave Flaubert

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How is this book unique?Original & Unabridged EditionTablet and e-reader formattedShort Biography is also included15 Illustrations are includedOne of the best books to readBest fiction books of all timeBestselling NovelClassicMore How is this book unique?Original & Unabridged EditionTablet and e-reader formattedShort Biography is also included15 Illustrations are includedOne of the best books to readBest fiction books of all timeBestselling NovelClassic historical fiction booksMadame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flauberts debut novel. The story focuses on a doctors 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 novels 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 the novel was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between 1 October 1856 and 15 December 1856, public prosecutors attacked the novel for obscenity. The resulting trial in January 1857 made the story notorious. After Flauberts acquittal on 7 February 1857, Madame Bovary became a bestseller in April 1857 when it was published as a single volume. The novel is now considered Flauberts masterpiece, as well as a seminal work of literary realism and one of the most influential novels. British 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.