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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

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Abridged Edition
Running Time
6 Hrs
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In his literary masterpiece, Gustave Flaubert depicts the oppressive atmosphere of bourgeois life in 19th-century France. As he traces the progressive corruption of Emma Bovary - a woman remarkable primarily for her reckless pursuit of shabby romantic dreams - Flaubert reveals a fiercely satiric vision of middle-class shallowness. All the major characters - Emma, her lovers, the "man of science," Homais - suffer the condemnation of the author. Only Emma's doggedly faithful husband, who is seemingly oblivious to his wife's foolishness and infidelity, survives this saga of betrayal with humble dignity intact. His selflessness becomes a beacon of grace in an otherwise shameful landscape. Acclaimed British actress Glenda Jackson narrates what has been called the most important novel of its century.

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Reviewer bex
 September 02, 2009
Emma Bovary is one of the most compelling characters in fiction. This story is so tragic, it will get even the most aloof reader emotionally involved. I am not familiar with the narrator, Davina Porter, but I really enjoyed her reading of this novel.

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  • Published: August 1992
  • Original Year Of Publication: 1857
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: M000429
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