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By: Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary

The strands woven together in Gustave Flaubert's famous, path breaking 1856 novel Madame Bovary include a provincial town in Normandy, France, a shy young doctor with an indifferent career and a lovely young woman who lives in a fantasy world based on the innumerable romantic novels she reads. Of course there is also the story of a dull marriage punctuated by passionate, adulterous love affairs. First published in serial form in a Parisian magazine and deemed to be the “perfect” novel, Flaubert's debut was received by both readers and critics with acclaim and admiration...

Three Short Works by Gustave Flaubert Three Short Works

Here is a collection of strikingly different pieces by Flaubert: a prose poem in the voices of Death, Satan and Nero; the trials and apotheosis of a medieval saint; and the life of a selfless maid in 19th century France. Each exhibits the vigorous exactness, and the mixture of realism and romanticism, for which Flaubert is renowned.

Dictionnaire des idées reçues by Gustave Flaubert (French) Dictionnaire des idées reçues

Le « Dictionnaire des idées reçues » : recueil d’exemples de l’intelligence humaine qui se dépasse elle-même. Les temps changent ; ce genre d’intelligence, non. Flaubert nous fait des clins d’œil depuis sa tombe – et ceci durera certainement jusqu’à la fin des temps… (Par Didier)

Madame Bovary (French) by Gustave Flaubert (French) Madame Bovary (French)

Charles Bovary, médecin de campagne, veuf d'une mégère, fait lors d'une tournée la rencontre du père Rouault et de sa fille, Emma. Après leur mariage, Emma reste insatisfaite et rêve d'une nouvelle vie. Son premier amant lui donne le goût du luxe et fait miroiter un avenir à deux avant de l'abandonner. Une fois remise, Emma continue à faire de folles dépenses, qui peu à peu la mènent à la ruine et au déshonneur. (Résumé par Nadine)

Book cover (German) Frau Bovary
Book cover (French) Un coeur simple
Book cover (German) Salambo Ein Roman aus Alt-Karthago
Book cover (French) Trois contes
Book cover Salammbô

After completing the famous Mme Bovary, Flaubert put all his efforts into researching the Punic Wars and completed the lesser known Salammbô. In this volume, Flaubert describes in detail the Mercenary Revolt and the fight of the Mercenaries against the all-powerful Carthage, the theft of the magical Zaimph and the love and hate between the Carthaginian princess Salammbô and the fiercest leader of the Mercenaries, Matho.

Book cover Sentimental Education, Volume II The History of a Young Man
Book cover Madame Bovary A Tale of Provincial Life
Book cover A Simple Soul
Book cover Sentimental Education Vol 1
Book cover The Temptation of St. Antony or A Revelation of the Soul
Book cover (French) Bouvard et Pécuchet
Book cover (French) La tentation de Saint Antoine
Book cover Bouvard and Pécuchet A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life
Book cover Herodias
Book cover (Dutch) Drie Vertellingen
Book cover Over Strand and Field
Book cover (Finnish) Yksinkertainen sydän
Book cover (French) Salammbo

Roman historique situé au 3ème siècle avant JC. La trame du récit raconte la guerre qui oppose Carthage aux mercenaires qu'elle avait employé lors de la première Guerre Punique, et qui se rebellent car Carthage tarde à leur payer leur solde.Le roman met en scène Salammbo, fille fictive du général Hamilcar ainsi que l'amour que lui portent deux chefs mercenaires. Ce roman se caractérise par la richesse de ses descriptions et il s'en dégage une atmosphère poétique toute particulière...


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