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Madame Bovary by  Gustave Flaubert - Hardcover - 1902 - from Sweet Beagle Books and Biblio.co.uk

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


P. F. Collier & Son. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1902. Hardcover. A few minor scuff marks to spine and front cover, no other defects. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, appears unread. . Translated from the French, with a critical introduction by Henry James. Also includes a frontispiece and numerous other portraits of the author with descriptive notes by Octave Uzanne. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, a beautiful copy in light green cloth covers. . The French Classical Romances Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. E5 .

Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first novel and considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns.




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