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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert


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. 

—Matt Travers

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