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Madame Bovary (French)

Madame Bovary (French) by Gustave Flaubert
By: (1821-1880)

Madame Bovary is a classic French novel written by Gustave Flaubert that tells the tragic tale of Emma Bovary, a young woman who yearns for passion and excitement in her mundane life. The novel explores the consequences of Emma's reckless pursuit of love and luxury, ultimately leading to her downfall.

Flaubert's writing is exquisite, filled with intricate details and vivid descriptions that bring the characters and settings to life. The author's keen observation of human nature is evident throughout the novel, as he delves into the complexities of love, desire, and societal pressures.

The character of Emma Bovary is both captivating and frustrating, as she is torn between her romantic ideals and the harsh realities of her existence. Her descent into desperation and despair is both heartbreaking and thought-provoking, highlighting the destructive power of unfulfilled desires.

Overall, Madame Bovary is a powerful and beautifully written novel that offers a compelling exploration of human emotion and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Flaubert's masterful storytelling and insightful commentary make this a timeless work of literature that continues to resonate with readers today.

Book Description:
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)

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