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Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling, Alex Struik
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What a tragic yet captivating tale!

I added this book to my “To Read” shelf on Goodreads way back in March of 2015. Now 9 years later I finally read it and I‘m so glad I did.

There is nothing happy about this story, but it‘s beautiful and intriguing in its own way. Immediately upon starting, I was pulled right into the story.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2024/03/26/review-madame-bovary/

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A Twisted Tale Anthology | Farrah Rochon, Elizabeth Lim, Kristina Prez, M K England, Mical Ostow
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Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary tells the bleak story of a marriage that ends in tragedy. Charles Bovary, a good-hearted but dull and unambitious doctor with a meagre practice, marries Emma, a beautiful farm girl raised in a convent.
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Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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We were in class when the headmaster came in, followed by a 'new fellow,' not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk.
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Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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This book is very strange.
It centers around a young woman who marries a doctor and becomes bored with her life.

#classic #madamebovary #propernounintitle

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Took me a while but I thoroughly enjoyed this biography of Flaubert. Divided into three parts -- Romanticism, The Purge, Realism -- it charts Flaubert's development from an eccentric romantic youth to a serious artist exploiting bourgeois style to skewer the bourgeoisie. It helps that Flaubert is a truly entertaining (and inconsistent) character. Bios are not my usual cuppa but this one read like a good novel. Now to revisit Madame Bovary!

batsy Sounds great! I've been having the itch to revisit Madam Bovary again too but want to get a fancy edition of a different translation 🙂 14mo
merelybookish @batsy Oooh what translation? (Not that I need to purchase a fancy new edition 💸) 14mo
batsy I'm torn between the Adam Thorpe and Lydia Davis translations! Which translation have you read? I have the Penguin Popular Classics edition that I bought when I was a teen and haven't read a different one since. 14mo
merelybookish @batsy I would have read something in university. Penguin Classics edition probably. I don't usually pay too much to translator as it can become another rabbit hole I can get lost in. (Even tho I can appreciate how important the translator is.) That said, Lydia Davis did the first volume of Proust, and so it would be tempting to read her version of Flaubert 14mo
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