Published in book form in April 1857, the novel 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. Flaubert was notoriously perfectionist about his writing and claimed to always be searching for le mot juste (the right word). (Summary from Wikipedia).
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March 23, 2014
An overlong story of a man deeply in love with his wife, who is less than happy. Never satisfied, her thoughts are written down as if coming from the head of the modern woman.
January 02, 2014
Some excellent readers and some very poor readers. Interesting observations of the times, good word usage and vocabulary. Emma is such a shallow twit this story actually grated on me and I wondered the point at times. If Emma were alive today she would be on ANTM for sure!
October 01, 2013
Great classic, though at times details of surroundings by author are too lengthy. Is read by many narrators, some of the readers were not able to do good job and the quality of audio in few chapters is poor.
November 20, 2012
July 04, 2012
Beautiful story of a beautiful woman.
May 28, 2012
Maddalena de Feo
May 23, 2012
March 13, 2012
A classic must read.