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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary (Hardback)

By Flaubert, Gustave
Illustrated by Hische, Jessica
Translated by Davis, Lydia

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Emma Bovary is an avid reader of sentimental novels; brought up on a Normandy farm and convent-educated, she longs for the passion of romance. At first, Emma pins her hopes on marriage, but life with her well-meaning husband in the provinces leaves her bored and dissatisfied. She... seeks escape through extravagant spending sprees and, eventually, adultery. As Emma pursues her impossible reverie she seals her own ruin and despair. Exquisite, moving, at times ferociously satirical and always psychologically acute, Madame Bovary remains one of the greatest, most beguiling novels ever written. This stunning new translation, by the celebrated novelist Adam Thorpe, delicately and meticulously transposes the rhythms, tone and poetry of Madame Bovary and brings us closer to its shifting depths. It is destined to become the definitive English translation of our time.
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ISBN 9780143123804
Released NZ 31 Jan 2013
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Series Penguin Drop Caps
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780143123804
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Released 31 Jan 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Flaubert, Gustave
Illustrated by Hische, Jessica
Translated by Davis, Lydia
Series Penguin Drop Caps
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 912
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 843.8
Weight 462g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, France, Married women, Adultery, Physicians' spouses
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade