Madame Bovary

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Madame Bovary (1856) is the French novelist Gustave Flaubert's much-celebrated masterpiece that has been translated into more than forty languages in the world. It belongs to the realistic movement of fiction and has often been considered by critics as one of its most important foundational works. The book recounts the life story of Charles Bovary, a young man from northern France who has been brought up by his mother to become rather a simpleton. Charles is trained to be a medical doctor and then starts practicing his job. He first marries an elder woman that his mother chooses for him. While being married, he has an acquaintance with a beautiful young woman named Emma with whom he falls in love. He is given the opportunity to get closer to Emma and marry her after the death of his first wife. The story then becomes entirely focused on the character of Emma who soon gets bored of her marital status and starts to look for extramarital relations. She indulges in sexual adventures with two different partners while her husband never suspects anything. She even unsuccessfully attempts to elope with one of her lovers once. Madame Bovary commits suicide by the end of the narrative after having drowned herself in irredeemable debt. Charles, who cherishes her memory, discovers about her cheating only later and still tries to find her excuses before he dies himself.
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9781483089713
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auth_author2 Aveling, Eleanor Marx, 1855-1898,, Aveling, Eleanor Marx, 1855-1898., Bloom, Claire, 1931-, De Man, Paul., Godwin, Heather., Kennedy, Kevin., Peters, Donada., Soames, Nicolas, 1950-, Sobieski, Leelee, Stevenson, Juliet., Stubbs, Imogen, 1961-, Thorn, David., Vance, Simon., Westaway, Laurellee., Wilk, Bob.
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author2-role Aveling, Eleanor Marx,1855-1898,translator., Aveling, Eleanor Marx,1855-1898., Bloom, Claire,1931-|Narrator, De Man, Paul., Godwin, Heather., Kennedy, Kevin., Peters, Donada., Soames, Nicolas,1950-, Sobieski, Leelee, Stevenson, Juliet., Stubbs, Imogen,1961-|Narrator, TBXdistributor, Thorn, David., TotalBooxdistributor, Vance, Simon.|Narrator, Westaway, Laurellee., Wilk, Bob., hoopla digital.
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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Classics, Electronic books, Fiction, Flaubert, Gustave, -- 1821-1880. -- Madame Bovary, France -- Fiction, France -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, France -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, French fiction, French fiction -- 19th century -- Translations into English, General Fiction; Literary, Literary, Married people -- Fiction, Married people -- France -- Fiction, Married women -- Fiction, Middle class -- Fiction, Middle class -- France -- Fiction, Middle class -- France -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Physicians -- Fiction, Physicians -- France -- Fiction, Physicians' spouses -- Fiction, Physicians' spouses -- France -- Fiction, Suicide -- Fiction, Suicide victims -- Fiction, Talking books, Trials (Obscenity) -- France
title_display Madame Bovary
title_full Madame Bovary, Madame Bovary [eBook] Flaubert, Gustave, Madame Bovary [electronic resource] / Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary [electronic resource] Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880., Madame Bovary [electronic resource] Flaubert, Gustave., Madame Bovary [sound recording] / Gustave Flaubert, Madame bovary; [electronic resource] Flaubert, Gustave.
title_short Madame Bovary
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topic_facet Adultery, Classic Literature, Classics, Electronic books, Fiction, Flaubert, Gustave, French fiction, History, Literature, Married people, Married women, Middle class, Physicians, Physicians' spouses, Social life and customs, Suicide, Suicide victims, Talking books, Trials (Obscenity)
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