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Madame Bovary

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Daughter of a wealthy peasant, Emma is a dreamy young woman. She marries the doctor Charles Bovary, shy and needy man. Thus begins, apparently, a simple story rooted in a provincial world at the time of King Louis-Philippe where everyone cares about his money and his rank. One evening at a ball, Emma's mind is drunk on the vision of the good society around her but denied. She then becomes aware of her mediocre, narrow life. She takes abhorrence of the clumsy and unabashed goodness of Charles. Emma takes refuge in a kind of exaltation, fleeing in the dream the dissatisfaction she experiences. Coquette, she is in debt with an unscrupulous merchant. Mortified by the failure of Charles, who, driven by the vain pharmacist Homais, had decided to operate a club foot, she moved away from her husband. She lets herself be seduced by Rodolphe, a wealthy unemployed squire who soon abandons him out of weariness and selfishness. In Rouen she takes another lover, young Leon, but soon a truth is needed: she is not happy, she never was! The ruin is announced, the seizure is imminent, Emma seeks everywhere the help that would save her. None will be able or willing to help. In his eyes, he is only death, poison, to escape the shame of his tragic ruined life, so as not to have to bear the gaze of Charles, the only one who has loved her, without understanding.
In French.

Item details

Author(s):
Gustave Flaubert
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
61
Publisher:
Adonis
Title:
Madame Bovary

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Daughter of a wealthy peasant, Emma is a dreamy young woman. She marries the doctor Charles Bovary, shy and needy man. Thus begins, apparently, a simple story rooted in a provincial world at the time of King Louis-Philippe where everyone cares about his money and his rank. One evening at a ball, Emma's mind is drunk on the vision of the good society around her but denied. She then becomes aware of her mediocre, narrow life. She takes abhorrence of the clumsy and unabashed goodness of Charles. Emma takes refuge in a kind of exaltation, fleeing in the dream the dissatisfaction she experiences. Coquette, she is in debt with an unscrupulous merchant. Mortified by the failure of Charles, who, driven by the vain pharmacist Homais, had decided to operate a club foot, she moved away from her husband. She lets herself be seduced by Rodolphe, a wealthy unemployed squire who soon abandons him out of weariness and selfishness. In Rouen she takes another lover, young Leon, but soon a truth is needed: she is not happy, she never was! The ruin is announced, the seizure is imminent, Emma seeks everywhere the help that would save her. None will be able or willing to help. In his eyes, he is only death, poison, to escape the shame of his tragic ruined life, so as not to have to bear the gaze of Charles, the only one who has loved her, without understanding.
In French.

Author(s):
Gustave Flaubert
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
61
Publisher:
Adonis
Title:
Madame Bovary

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