Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553213415

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman

Madame Bovary


Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553104790

Category: Adultery

Page: 511

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Flaubert: Madame Bovary

Author: Stephen Heath

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521314831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

View: 4837

This novel achieved immediate notoriety through its questioning of marriage, sex and the role of women. Stephen Heath shows how this landmark text captures and articulates a fundamental experience of the postromantic, commerical-industrial, democratic period. He explains how Madame Bovary represents Flaubert's intense personal engagement with the tragedy of bourgeois culture, while at the same time exemplifying the author's commitment to the impersonality of art and the transcendence of style.

Madame Bovary's Daughter

A Novel

Author: Linda Urbach

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0385343876

Category: Fiction

Page: 499

View: 6208

A continuation of Flaubert's classic finds 12-year-old Berthe cast off by society in the aftermath of her mother's suicide and sent to live with her impoverished grandmother, from where she eventually rises through the ranks of Charles Worth's famed fashion empire. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449129

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 3221

An unhappily married woman, Emma Bovary's unfulfilled dreams of romantic love and desperation to escape the ordinary boredom of her life lead her to a series of desperate acts, including adultery, in a classic novel set against the backdrop of nineteenth-

Flaubert and Madame Bovary

A Double Portrait

Author: Francis Steegmuller

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590171165

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 8966

Francis Steegmuller's beautifully executed double portrait of Madame Bovary and her maker is a remarkable and unusual biographical study, a sensitive and detailed account of how an unpromising young man turns himself into one of the world's greatest novelists. Steegmuller starts with the young Flaubert, prone to mysterious fits, hypochondriacal, at odds with and yet dependent on his bourgeois family. Then, drawing on Flaubert's voluminous correspondence, Steegmuller tracks his subject through friendships and love affairs, a trip to the Orient, nervous breakdown and tenuous recovery, and finally into the study, where a mind at once restless and jaded finds a focus in the precisely detailed reality of an imagined woman, utterly ordinary in her unhappiness, whose story was to revolutionize literature.

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert,Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9490

Importing Madame Bovary

The Politics of Adultery

Author: E. Amann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0312376146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 4343

After its succès de scandale in France in 1856, Flaubert's Madame Bovary was widely adapted, sometimes so closely they were dismissed as plagiarism yet they achieved canonical status in their national traditions. This study traces Madame Bovary's journey abroad and asks why the novel was given such import in foreign literatures.

Madame Bovary

representations of the masculine

Author: Mary Orr

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 9472

Madame Bovary

Author: Flaubert, Gustave

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1772468177

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 5824

Madame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flaubert's debut novel. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste ("the precise word"). Madame Bovary takes place in provincial northern France, near the town of Rouen in Normandy. The story begins and ends with Charles Bovary, a stolid, kindhearted man without much ability or ambition. As the novel opens, Charles is a shy, oddly dressed teenager arriving at a new school amidst the ridicule of his new classmates. Later, Charles struggles his way to a second-rate medical degree and becomes an officier de santé in the Public Health Service. His mother chooses a wife for him, an unpleasant but supposedly rich widow named Heloise Dubuc, and Charles sets out to build a practice in the village of Tostes (now Tôtes).One day, Charles visits a local farm to set the owner's broken leg, and meets his client's daughter, Emma Rouault. Emma is a beautiful, daintily dressed young woman who has received a "good education" in a convent and who has a latent but powerful yearning for luxury and romance imbibed from the popular novels she has read. Charles is immediately attracted to her, and begins checking on his patient far more often than necessary until Heloise's jealousy puts a stop to the visits. When Heloise dies, Charles waits a decent interval, then begins courting Emma in earnest. Her father gives his consent, and Emma and Charles are married.

Madame Bovary at the Movies

Adaptation, Ideology, Context

Author: Mary Donaldson-Evans

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042025042

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 1315

Some eighteen film directors from France to the United States, Germany to India, have applied themselves to the task of adapting Madame Bovary to the screen. Why has Flaubert¿s 1857 classic novel been so popular with filmmakers? What challenges have they had to meet? What ideologies do their adaptations serve? Madame Bovary at the Movies seeks to answer these questions, avoiding value judgments based on the notion of fidelity to the novel. In-depth analyses are reserved for the studio films of Renoir, Minnelli and Chabrol and the small-screen adaptation of Fywell. As the first book-length examination of the Madame Bovary adaptations, this volume, in addition to its pedagogical applications, will be a useful reference for scholars of literature and film and for those interested in the burgeoning field of adaptation studies. The author of A Woman¿s Revenge: The Chronology of Dispossession in Guy de Maupassant¿s Fiction (French Forum Monographs, 1986) and Medical Examinations: Dissecting the Doctor in French Narrative Prose (1857-1894) (University of Nebraska Press, 2000), Mary Donaldson-Evans is Elias Ahuja Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Delaware.

Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary

A Reference Guide

Author: Laurence M. Porter,Eugene F. Gray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Examines Flaubert's Madame Bovary by providing an understanding of the author's life and experiences and offering a plot summary, major themes, characters, and details of other reviews.

Madame Bovary

The End of Romance

Author: Eric Lawrence Gans

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

View: 4170

An analysis of Flaubert's masterwork examines the key themes and concepts, historical context and critical reception of the novel

Madame Bovary

A Psychoanalytic Reading

Author: N.A

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600036160

Category: Psychoanalysis and literature

Page: 138

View: 6935

Madame Bovary (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Rosemary Lloyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317629116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

View: 1699

Madame Bovary ranks among the world’s most famous and widely read novels, and has inspired numerous critical theories. First published in 1987, this study draws on both twentieth-century and traditional critical views to provide both students and scholars with a fresh analysis of the novel: its narrative techniques, social background, and underlying structures. By setting the novel in an historical context, and exploring the ways in which it offers a hinge between romanticism and realism, the book establishes a framework through which the reader can assess questions of narrative strategy, of symbolic patterning and most importantly, parody and pastiche. Throughout Madame Bovary, Rosemary Lloyd argues, a series of intertwining voices challenge assumptions about the nature of narrative and the relationship between reader and writer. This reissue will provoke and stimulate debate among students and lecturers in French and English literature, for whom Madame Bovary is a key text in the development of the novel.

Madame Bovary : Provincial Manners

Provincial Manners

Author: Gustave Flaubert,Mark Overstall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192840394

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8114

Emma Bovary yearns for a life of luxury and passion of the kind she reads about in romantic novels. But life with her country doctor husband in the provinces is unutterably boring, and she embarks on love affairs to realize her fantasies. This new translation by Margaret Mauldon perfectly captures Flaubert's distinctive style. - ;'Would this misery go on forever? Was there no escape? And yet she was every bit as good as all those other women who led happy lives!' When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charles is a dull country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair. Flaubert's novel scandalized its readers when it was first published in 1857, and it remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society. In this new translation Margaret Mauldon perfectly captures the tone that makes Flaubert's style so distinct and admired. - ;A superb new translation. s -

Madame Bovary on Trial

Author: Dominick LaCapra

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501720023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 2733

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material from Flaubert’s correspondence, the work of literary critics, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of Flaubert. LaCapra maintains that Madame Bovary is at the intersection of the traditional and the modern novel, simultaneously invoking conventional expectations and subverting them.

Reading Madame Bovary

Author: Amanda Lohrey


ISBN: 1459605713

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 366

View: 9700

A woman finds her everyday life engulfed by vivid fantasies, a businessman explores new ways to deal with his rage, a young woman is stuck on a boat with a bunch of delinquents, a diary is discovered, a commune goes wrong .In this captivating collection of short fiction, award-winning novelist Amanda Lohrey explores the dilemmas of modern life. Her characters find themselves caught between body and spirit, memory and desire, ambition and mortality - and they must transform themselves or be trapped.Shot through with a serene intelligence, these tales enlighten and entertain in equal measure.