Madame Bovary

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Macmillan Collector's Library

Publication date: 01.06.2014
ISBN: 9781909621251
Number of pages: 432


Madame Bovary is the story of a beautiful young woman who marries a luckless country doctor. She tries to escape the narrow confines of her life through a series of passionate affairs, hoping to find in other men the romantic ideal she always dreamed about. Flaubert's daring description of adultery and sinfulness caused a national scandal when it was first published, and this masterpiece of realist literature has lost none of its impact today.

Translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling.