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by Gustave Flaubert, Margaret Mauldon, Malcolm Bowie, Mark Overstall
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 1 year ago
Monstrously selfish woman damages everything of value in her life and everyone who loves her. I found it surprisingly modern and easy to read - I practically zoomed through it. The writing is delicious and the humor is wicked. I'm only sorry that it took me so long to get around to reading it.
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 1 year ago
I understand why this book was so scandalous at the time it came out. It dared to voice the fears of many women at the time (I would go so far as to say the majority of poor and working class women). Emma, while not a likable character, was trapped by society's expectations, which to some extent m...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 2 years ago
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markk
markk rated it 2 years ago
I decided to pick up this book after a friend of mine saw a television adaptation of what he said was regarded as the most perfect novel ever written. Intrigued, I offered to read it with him and we both quickly acquired copies. Now that I've finished it I question the appellation. It may be a sub...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
My first impression of this book was that it was simply about a woman that was really bored and that Flaubert was a genius in that he was able to write such an enthralling book about such a dry topic - but the book goes a lot deeper than that, and to say that Emma's only flaw is that she is bored is...
Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews
Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews rated it 2 years ago
Now this is merelybut I'm very convinced that Emma Bovary was suffering from Bi-polar Disorder, and Postpartum Depression with a Disassociation to her child. Seriously she's showing all the signs. When before she had her child she was undertaking grandiosity, by firing her husband's favored servants...
Heidi's Books
Heidi's Books rated it 2 years ago
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 3 years ago
I like to start a book knowing almost nothing about it. With Madame Bovary the only thing I knew was that it’s a French classic and often cited one of the all-time great novels. I knew absolutely nothing about the plot going in, though I expected it to be centered on the eponymous Madame Bovary, who...
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 3 years ago
First of all, even though this was written over 150 years ago, everything still comes across as incredibly current. You can pluck the characters from their 19th century existence and slot them into today with an ease that is a little scary. The book starts off with an introduction to Charles Bovary’...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 3 years ago
3.5 stars at least, not quite 4.
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