Madame Bovary is the first novel by French novelist Gustave Flaubert.
The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, who abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair.
Attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors when it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between October 1, 1856 and December 15, 1856, it became a best seller when it was published as a book in April 1857, and is widely considered a masterpiece of realism literature and one of the most influential novels ever written.
Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists.
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She would have been a tabloid favorite today. Of course, this is a classic and if you have not read it you should. There are more thrilling books for certain however, Madame Bovary is such a departure from how "we should be" it was a guilty pleasure to follow such a selfish soul.
i listened for six hours and i've finally given up. i kept waiting thinking the story would start to pick up any minute but it isn't. the characters are undeveloped and i couldn't care less what happens to them. complete waste of time
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I love this book, but I'm an English teacher. It's one of my favorite classics. I'm not going to buy this audiobook because I don't like the reader's voice, but I'm looking for one I like. I love the writing, and I feel for the characters.