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Madame Bovary: Provincial Ways Translation Edition
Contributor(s): Flaubert, Gustave, Davis, Lydia (Translator)
ISBN: 0670022071     ISBN-13: 9780670022076
Publisher: Viking Pr
    OUR PRICE: $25.16  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: September 2010
* Publisher temporarily out of stock at this time *Annotation: Offers a new translation of Flaubert's classic tale, in which the title character turns to spending and a series of affairs to combat the boredom of married life and, heartbroken and crippled by debts, takes drastic action that results in tragedy.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Physicians' spouses; Fiction.
Married women; Fiction.
Adultery; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: 843/.8
LCCN: 2010010328
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 1.50" (1.35 lbs) 342 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 167218
Reading Level: 8.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 27.0
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Contributor Bio(s): IV>Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821, the son of a prominent physician. A solitary child, he was attracted to literature at an early age, and after his recovery from a nervous breakdown suffered while a law student, he turned his total energies to writing. Aside from journeys to the Near East, Greece, Italy, and North Africa, and a stormy liaison with the poetess Louise Colet, his life was dedicated to the practice of his art. The form of his work was marked by intense aesthetic scrupulousness and passionate pursuit of le mot juste; its content alternately reflected scorn for French bourgeois society and a romantic taste for exotic historical subject matter. The success of Madame Bovary (1857) was ensured by government prosecution for “immorality”; Salammbô (1862) and The Sentimental Education (1869) received a cool public reception; not until the publication of Three Tales (1877) was his genius popularly acknowledged. Among fellow writers, however, his reputation was supreme. His circle of friends included Turgenev and the Goncourt brothers, while the young Guy de Maupassant underwent an arduous literary apprenticeship under his direction. Increasing personal isolation and financial insecurity troubled his last years. His final bitterness and disillusion were vividly evidenced in the savagely satiric Bouvard and Pécuchet, left unfinished at his death in 1880.