Synopses & Reviews
In his Introduction, MacKenzie discusses Flaubert's life, the writing of Madame Bovary, the world in which the novel is set, and its publication and reception. Footnotes, a bibliography, and a chronology are also provided.
Madame Bovary is regarded as one of the most important French novels of the 19th century and as Flaubert's most important work.
About the Author
Raymond N. MacKenzie is Professor of English, University of St. Thomas. His other works include a translation of François Mauriac's Thérèse Desqueyroux (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), Baudelaire's Paris Spleen and La Fanfarlo (Hackett, 2008), and Flaubert's Madame Bovary (Hackett, 2009).