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Gustave Flaubert Three Tales (Classics)
Pages: 128, Edition: New impression, Paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
Last Update 24.05.2013 03:53
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Madame Bovary - Gustave FlaubertFrom high hopes to disillusionment (250 words)
by Alternum - written on 01/08/00, updated on 01/08/00 (Very useful, 39 readings)
On the face of it, this looks like being a really good read. The cover (I read the Oxford World's Classics edition) tells the reader how the book is a landmark of world literature; how it marked a great shift in French literature; etc, etc. So you set about it with high hopes. The book tells the story of Emma Bovary, a country doctor's wife who becomes increasingly disillusioned and bored with her life and her husband. She seeks escape in a series of adulterous affairs, into which she increasingly throws all her energies, neglecting everything else about her. Lawyer's clerk Léon, the dashing and rich Rodolphe - she has no thought for pursuing anything but the ideals of ...
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubertok for a level - wouldnt read for pleasure (151 words)
by wendyg - written on 19/08/00, updated on 19/08/00 (Very useful, 49 readings)
I read this book in both english and french as it was part of the syllabus when I did French A Level. Well its not that fascianting. I can imagine for its time it was a bit racy as it showed the downfall of a french woman who was in love with the idea of being in love and so although married pursued various affairs, got into debt etc etc, ...