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Adultery But even her affairs bring her disappointment and when real life continues to fail to live up to her romantic expectations the conseuences are devastating Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in It was deemed so l 886 Madame Bovary Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert published in 1856 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 One day Charles visits a local farm to set the owner s broken leg and meets his patient s daughter Emma Rouault Emma is a beautiful daintily dressed young woman who has received a good education in a convent She has a powerful yearning for luxury and romance inspired by reading popular novels Charles is immediately attracted

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'Oh why dear God did I marry him'Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life An ardent devourer of sentimental novels she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance in voracious spending and eventually in Oy the tedium the drudgery of trying to read this book I tried to get into this story Really I did It s a classic right And everyone else likes it I kept making myself continue hoping I could get into the story and figure out what s supposed to be so good about itI won t waste any of my precious reading time on this It s about a self absorbed young wife who longs for anyone else s life except her own When she s in the city she dreams of the farm When she s in the country she dreams of the city When she s at a social gathering she imagines that everyone else s life is so much exciting than her own Blah blah

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Ifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine but Flaubert insisted 'Madame Bovary c'est moi'This modern translation by Flaubert's biographer Geoffrey Wall retains all the delicacy and precision of the French original The edition also contains a preface by the novelist Michèle Roberts Before marriage she thought herself in love but the happiness that should have followed this love not having come she must she thought have been mistaken And Emma tried to find out what one meant exactly in life by the words felicity passion rapture that had seemed to her so beautiful in books You might be surprised to learn that I was mesmerized by Emma s life story I was mesmerized and suffered along with her as she capsized further and further into the ambushes life presented her Yes I felt like I was in a trance and could not escape Oh Emma dear Emma why do people hate you so Why did you make them f


10 thoughts on “Madame Bovary

  1. says:

    This is one of the books that has had a profound effect on my life The moral Be happy with what you have and where you are Mme Bovary fritters away her entire life with thoughts of If only X would happen THEN I could be truly happy and yet she never is She gets everything she thinks she wants only to find out she's still not contentI read this while I was engaged and at the time thought Well I'll be happier when I'm married but once I am

  2. says:

    Oy the tedium the drudgery of trying to read this book I tried to get into this story Really I did It's a classic right And everyone else likes it I kept making myself continue hoping I could get into the story and figure ou

  3. says:

    ”Before her marriage she had believed that what she was experiencing was love; but since the happiness that shou

  4. says:

    886 Madame Bovary Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert published in 1856 The s

  5. says:

    Three and a half stars uprated to 5 stars because I can't get it out of my head 9 April 2012Not sure what to make of it The self obsessed Emma

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    My 3rd reading of this masterpiece written with irony and finesse The eternal story of Emma Bovary and her broken dreams is heartbreaking every timeThe narration is actually uite modern in that the perspective changes uite often from a mysterious first person in the beginning a schoolmate of Charles Bovary to the interior monologues of Charles Emma Léon and Rodolphe The descriptions of the various locations i

  7. says:

    Before marriage she thought herself in love; but the happiness that should have followed this love not having come she must she thought have been mistaken And Emma tried to find out what one meant exactly in life by the words felicity passion rapture that had seemed to her so beautiful in books You might be surprised to le

  8. says:

    Since I read uicksand by Nella Larsen this week Emma Bovary started haunting my mind yet again We are old friends Emma and II spent ho

  9. says:

    Henry James once said Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgmentThat's right Defies judgment I don't know he looks kind of judgy to meUnfortunately I had to read a translation as my Frenc

  10. says:

    Emma is a rather silly very passionate too much so bored uneducated to the reality of the real world young woman who believes in the romantic novels she reads moonlight walks eerie forbidding castles dangerous flights into unknown and strange lands always trying to escape their frightening captors brave handsome men that are faithful to their beautiful virtuous women fighting the evil monstrous corrupt but attractive libertines an