Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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Read Madame Bovary Online Free - When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charles is a dull country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair.



Title : Madame Bovary
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ISBN : 0192840398
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 329 pages


Reviews


Kelly rated it ★★★★☆

July 05, 2011

Oh, Emma. Emma, Emma, Emma. Darling, why must you make it so easy ? No, dear, (for once) I don’t mean for the men. I mean for everyone else in the world who goes into this book just looking for an excuse to make fun of you. I would say that most people don’t know that much about France, but they...


DeLaina rated it ★★★★★

April 02, 2011

This is one of the books that has had a profound effect on my life. The moral? Be happy with what you have and where you are!!! Mme. Bovary fritters away her entire life with thoughts of, "If only X would happen, THEN I could be truly happy" and yet she never is. She gets everything she thinks sh...


Jeanette rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 13, 2008

Oy, the tedium, the drudgery of trying to read this book! I tried to get into this story. Really, I did. It's a classic, right? And everyone else likes it. I kept making myself continue, hoping I could get into the story and figure out what's supposed to be so good about it. I won't waste any more...


Issa rated it ★★★★☆

September 20, 2017

الرواية تنتمي الى المدرسةً الواقعية والتي بدأت في الظهور في بداية القرن التاسع عشر. مدام بوفاري التي اصابت نفسها وعائلتها بالخراب بسبب نفسها الشهوانية والتي ام تستطع السيطرة على نفسها والحفاظ على شرف زوجها رغم الحب الذي يكنه لها ومركزه المرموق في المجتمع الريفي كطبيب رغم عدم تقدمه في هذه المهنة بس...


Petra Eggs rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2015

Three and a half stars, uprated to 5 stars because I can't get it out of my head. 9 April 2012. Not sure what to make of it. The self-obsessed Emma Bovary was obviously (to me) a side of Flaubert himself. She feels that there is so much more but her limited life fences her in and instead of drawin...


Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2017

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT : «Η Μαντάμ Μποβαρύ είμαι εγώ»... Υπάρχει κάτι το γοητευτικά παράξενο και αξιοσημείωτο σε αυτό το βιβλίο. Θεωρώ πως η Έμμα Μποβαρύ,η ηρωίδα με τα μοιραία πάθη και τους πόνους απο τα λάθη, είναι ένας χαρακτήρας λογοτεχνικά αξέχαστος, διαχρονικά μισητός και θλιβερά αγαπητός. Σκανδαλισ...


Lizzy rated it ★★★★★

September 01, 2017

Before marriage she thought herself in love; but the happiness that should have followed this love not having come, she must, she thought, have been mistaken. And Emma tried to find out what one meant exactly in life by the words felicity, passion, rapture, that had seemed to her so beautiful in...


Kat Kennedy rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 08, 2011

Henry James once said, "Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment." That's right. Defies judgment. I don't know... he looks kind of judgy to me... Unfo...


Lisa rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

Since I read Quicksand by Nella Larsen this week, Emma Bovary started haunting my mind yet again! We are old friends, Emma and I. I spent hours and hours over a dictionary at age seventeen in high school, trying to read about her agonies in original French, with only the Isabelle Huppert film as a...


Martine rated it ★★★★☆

March 27, 2008

Like every European teenager who takes French at secondary school, I was supposed to read Madame Bovary when I was seventeen or so. I chose not to, and boy, am I glad I did. I couldn't possibly have done justice to the richness of Flaubert's writing as a seventeen-year-old. Moreover, I probably w...





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