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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert - 1st Edition - 1928 - from Rooke Books (SKU: 047088)

Madame Bovary

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Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

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  • hardcover
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VERY GOOD INDEED/Dust Jacket Included
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London - John Lane The Bodley Head, 1928 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A first thus edition of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Very Scarce With Dustwrapper. With14 illustrations by John Austen. Aliterary realist, Gustave Flaubert was acelebrated French novelistbest known forhis first publication Madame Bovary. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt detail and original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with light sunning to spine. Light marks to boards. Bumping to spine and extremities. Light browning to pastedowns and free-endpapers. Dustwrapper, unclipped with edgewear. Light chipping to head of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED ina NEAR FINE dustwrapper..


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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Madame Bovary
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Dust Jacket Included
1st Edition
London - John Lane The Bodley Head
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About Rooke Books

Welcome to Rooke Books Antiquarian BooksellerWe are a small team dedicated to bringing you very scarce books at reasonable prices. We specialise in rare and hard to come by works on all subjects over the last 500 years, together with modern first editions and decorative sets and bindings. Our library has something for every interest and specialism. We deliver worldwide using a fully tracked and insured courier delivery service. Where are We?Based in the literary city of Bath, our offices are housed in the Eastern Dispensary. Built in 1845, the building originally existed as a charitable institution providing medical care.The building now houses our collection of over twenty thousand books and has five full time members of staff.


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