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Madame Bovary
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SarahC
Jul 24, 2011 SarahC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: france, 19th-century
The emotions rendered by a novel not only make the novel challenging, but, I believe now, make it difficult to write a review of the novel. I do see why Madame Bovary is known as a heavy-hitter in literature. It is a unequivocal portrait of life and individual self-absorption that is very recognizable and quite timeless. There are many things to like about this book. The narrative framework is beautiful, so that this intense story of Emma Bovary builds at a good pace and the story unfolds rather ...more
Alice
Oct 23, 2012 Alice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-fiction


This was a harder read than I thought it would be. Flaubert wrote a Bildungsroman and his unsympathetic character, Emma Bovary, suffers every consequence for her actions. In the process she takes down her husband and dooms her daughter to a life of poverty.

As many reviewers have written she was the original desperate housewife. Gustave Flaubert was never contemptuous or self righteous in his descriptions of his characters. They were all the more damned with his precise objectivity.

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Bob
Jan 03, 2010 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top100
I enjoyed this book. It seemed to flow well and keep you wondering what was going to happen next. This was on some top 100 list that I found and it belongs there in my view. In this edition there is a reprint of the case brought against the book in France for being against the publice morality. The arguments of the the prosecution and the defense and the verdict of the court are all provided. They were an interesting read as well.
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