Publish date: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, French Literature
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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