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Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s dramatic novel about the loves and liaisons of a country doctor’s wife, caused a sensation when it was first published in 1857. Although prosecuted by French censors, the novel is recognized today as a groundbreaking work of literary realism. It has become on of the most popular novels of all time, and it’s heroine, Emma Bovary, one of the Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s dramatic novel about the loves and liaisons of a country doctor’s wife, caused a sensation when it was first published in 1857. Although prosecuted by French censors, the novel is recognized today as a groundbreaking work of literary realism. It has become on of the most popular novels of all time, and it’s heroine, Emma Bovary, one of the best known in all literature.In addition to Madame Bovary, this volume collects Flaubert’s four other novels: Salammbô, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, A Sentimental Education, and Bouvard and Pécuchet. Evocative in their descriptions and vivid in their delineation of the inner lives of their characters, these meticulously crafted stories testify to Flaubert’s genius as a literary innovator.  Gustave Flaubert: Five Novels is part of Barnes & Noble’s Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works—complete and unabridged—from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard-back editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer’s life and works.


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Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s dramatic novel about the loves and liaisons of a country doctor’s wife, caused a sensation when it was first published in 1857. Although prosecuted by French censors, the novel is recognized today as a groundbreaking work of literary realism. It has become on of the most popular novels of all time, and it’s heroine, Emma Bovary, one of the Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s dramatic novel about the loves and liaisons of a country doctor’s wife, caused a sensation when it was first published in 1857. Although prosecuted by French censors, the novel is recognized today as a groundbreaking work of literary realism. It has become on of the most popular novels of all time, and it’s heroine, Emma Bovary, one of the best known in all literature.In addition to Madame Bovary, this volume collects Flaubert’s four other novels: Salammbô, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, A Sentimental Education, and Bouvard and Pécuchet. Evocative in their descriptions and vivid in their delineation of the inner lives of their characters, these meticulously crafted stories testify to Flaubert’s genius as a literary innovator.  Gustave Flaubert: Five Novels is part of Barnes & Noble’s Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works—complete and unabridged—from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard-back editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer’s life and works.

36 review for Madame Bovary / Salammbô / Sentimental Education / The Temptation of Saint Anthony / Bouvard & Pécuchet

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carlie

    I read this in high school. I would not recommend this to a seventeen year old girl.

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    Veronica Lindsey

    Not my cup of tea! Took forever for me get through this, but I did it!

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