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MADAME BOVARY Franklin Library by  Gustave Flaubert - First Edition; First Printing - 1985 - from Rare Book Cellar and Biblio.co.uk

MADAME BOVARY Franklin Library

by Flaubert, Gustave

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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Bound in one quarter premium full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Decorated endsheets and with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition. This Special Edition was prepared for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books. ; The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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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