Madame Bovary has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written.
It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Gustave Flaubert, author of Memoirs of a Madman, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, November, and countless other literary masterpieces.
Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1856.
● Contains extended historical context and a critical essay by Sergé Marx: A Digest of Notes on the George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters, translated by A.L. McKenzie and Stuart Sherman.
Madame Bovary has emerged over time as one of the greatest portraits of narcissism and self-centeredness ever conceived.
— Jacob Thorndyke
The appearance of this sumptuously produced twenty-first century edition of Madame Bovary will delight the countless admirers of Gustave Flaubert.
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT (1821-1880), one of the greatest of French authors, transformed the art of fiction. Author of numerous novels and short stories, including Memoirs of a Madman, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, November, and Madame Bovary, he is considered to be a literary colossus, and a central figure in the development of the modern novel.
PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, and The Deposition.