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Madame Bovary. by  Gustave FLAUBERT - Hardcover - 1993 - from Peter Harrington and Biblio.co.uk

Madame Bovary.

by FLAUBERT, Gustave

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Everyman's Library,, 1993. Octavo. Hand bound in full black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. Fine. A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1856.

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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fine
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spine
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octavo
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raised band(s)
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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye.(see also Goatsk...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
top edge gilt
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