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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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Feb 06, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: book-club

Thank you, book club, for prodding me to read a classic. I shirk at picking them up and usually enjoy them. My favorite part of this book was the intro by a feminist scholar of literature- Flaubert is no feminist, as some claim he is, and Madame Bovary, while deeply flawed, is not completely satanically amoral. I was not down with the long, overly descriptive passages about clothing and fabric which seemed to be put in to make M. Bovary appear extra frivolous. Also, books featuring wacky French villagers always remind me of Beauty and the Best, for better or worse.
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