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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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Oct 09, 08

bookshelves: classics, 2008-10
Read in October, 2008

Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary is not for the faint of heart. The characters are very intense and the writing style is very practical. I was sucked into the story, but it was like watching a train wreck happen. Although this type of story isn’t my favorite, this story did make me feel strongly.

I loathe Madame Bovary as a person. She was changeable and self centered. I cannot sympathize with her demise. Monsieur Bovary was blinded by his affection for Emma (Madame Bovary) and it led to their ruin. I pitied him, but I felt terribly for their daughter - Berthe. She was just forgotten. Very sad.

That said, this I do feel good for reading this classic. It took me two false starts to finish. I'm glad to have read it.
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