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Madame Bovary: Provincial Lives

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"As for the intimate, deeper center of the book, there is no doubt that it resides in the adulterous woman; she alone possesses all the attributes of a worthy hero, albeit in the guise of a disgraced victim." Charles Baudelaire, L'artiste

About the Author

Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821, the son of a prominent physician. A solitary child, he was attracted to literature at an early age, and after his recovery from a nervous breakdown suffered while a law student, he turned his total energies to writing. Aside from journeys to the Near East, Greece, Italy, and North Africa, and a stormy liaison with the poetess Louise Colet, his life was dedicated to the practice of his art. The form of his work was marked by intense aesthetic scrupulousness and passionate pursuit of le mot juste; its content alternately reflected scorn for French bourgeois society and a romantic taste for exotic historical subject matter. The success of Madame Bovary (1857) was ensured by government prosecution for "immorality"; Salammbô (1862) and The Sentimental Education (1869) received a cool public reception; not until the publication of Three Tales (1877) was his genius popularly acknowledged. Among fellow writers, however, his reputation was supreme. His circle of friends included Turgenev and the Goncourt brothers, while the young Guy de Maupassant underwent an arduous literary apprenticeship under his direction. Increasing personal isolation and financial insecurity troubled his last years. His final bitterness and disillusion were vividly evidenced in the savagely satiric Bouvard and Pécuchet, left unfinished at his death in 1880.

Geoffrey Wall is author of the critically acclaimed Flaubert: A Life and translated Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics.

Geoffrey Wall is author of the critically acclaimed Flaubert: A Life and translated Madame Bovary for Penguin Classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445268
Subtitle:
Provincial Lives
Translator:
Wall, Geoffrey
Author:
Wall, Geoffrey
Author:
Flaubert, Gustave
Author:
Russell, Alan
Author:
Roberts, Michele
Author:
Wall, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
v. 8
Publication Date:
19930105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
French
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.73x5.06x.75 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
3 Hr. 00 Min. 00 Sec.

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