Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert audiobook

Madame Bovary

By Gustave Flaubert
Performed by Bobbie Frohman and various narrators

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Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy, provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering, corruption, and downfall. A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, this classic is still revered today as one of the finest novels of English literature.

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Summary

Summary

Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy, provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering, corruption, and downfall. A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, this classic is still revered today as one of the finest novels of English literature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Madame Bovary is like the railroad stations erected in its epoch: graceful, even floral, but cast of iron.” New York Times Book Review
Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment.” Henry James
“Flaubert established for good or ill, what most readers think of as modern realist narration, and his influence is almost too familiar to be visible.” James Wood, New York Times bestselling author of How Fiction Works
“It still astonishes. If one were to ask, ‘World, which is the most perfect novel ever written?’ the world would immediately answer: Madame Bovary.” Washington Post Book World
“A masterpiece of realism.” Masterpieces of World Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Gustave Flaubert

Author Bio: Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), French novelist and one of the masters of nineteenth-century fiction, was born in Rouen, the second son of a noted physician. Beset by ill health and personal misfortune, he led a solitary life of rigid discipline, which was reflected in his writing by his obsession with finding le mot juste (exactly the right word). His first published novel was Madame Bovary (1857). When certain passages in Madame Bovarywere judged to be offensive to public morals, Flaubert, his publisher, and his printer were tried but acquitted.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 12.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English