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Madame Bovary: Provincial Lives
By Gustave Flaubert, Michele Roberts (foreword by) and Geoffrey Wall (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date May 26, 2015
Pages 335
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141394671
ISBN-10 0141394676
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.40 by 8.10 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $23.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and devastating consequences. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: "Madame Bovary, c'est moi." One of the greatest novels of the 19th century, Flaubert’s torrid debut lives on in Geoffrey Wall’s brilliant translation.  This edition features an introduction by Wall, and a preface on Emma Bovary's femininity and modernity by novelist Michèle Roberts.

Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

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With Michele Roberts (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (May 26, 2015)
9780141394671 | details & prices | 335 pages | 5.40 × 8.10 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life.
Book cover for 9780140449129
from Penguin Classics (January 1, 2003)
9780140449129 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $13.00
About: 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-century bourgeois France.
With Gustavo Flaubert | from Penguin USA (January 1, 2003)
9789990112313 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $0.02
This edition also contains Madame Bovary: Provincial Lives

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