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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

Now a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Laura Carmichael, Ezra Miller, and Rhys Ifans, and directed by Sophie Barthes Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she is married to the provincial doctor Charles Bovary yet harbors dreams of an elegant and passionate life. Escaping into sentimental novels, she finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. In an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation, Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Now a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Laura Carmichael, Ezra Miller, and Rhys Ifans, and directed by Sophie Barthes Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she is married to the provincial doctor Charles Bovary yet harbors dreams of an elegant and passionate life. Escaping into sentimental novels, she finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. In an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation, Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Now a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Laura Carmichael, Ezra Miller, and Rhys Ifans, and directed by Sophie Barthes Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she is married to the provincial doctor Charles Bovary yet harbors dreams of an elegant and passionate life. Escaping into sentimental novels, she finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. In an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation, Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

13h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:15


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:12


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:48


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:05


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:32


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:08


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:01


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:03


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:00


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:48


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:04


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:29


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:02


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:50


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:36


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:35


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:22


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:16


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:16


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

00:36