Author: Gustave Flaubert
Hard cover - very good condition.
One volume in a four volume set that comprises:
.. Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
.. The Chartreuse of Parma by Stendahl (Marie Henri Beyle)
.. The Lady of the Camelias by Alexandre Dumas
.. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Individual volumes are priced at $15 each or, while available, all 4 volumes can be purchased for the one price of $50
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert is a groundbreaking novel that follows the life of Emma Bovary, a young woman trapped in the confines of a dull and provincial existence. Dissatisfied with her marriage to the kind but ordinary Charles Bovary, Emma seeks escape through romantic fantasies and extravagant material indulgences. As her dissatisfaction deepens, she engages in a series of passionate affairs that ultimately lead to her downfall. Flaubert's exquisite prose and meticulous attention to detail bring to life the inner workings of Emma's mind and the hypocrisy of bourgeois society. Through Emma's tragic story, Flaubert explores themes of disillusionment, desire, and the destructive consequences of unchecked idealism. "Madame Bovary" remains a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers as a profound examination of the human condition and the pursuit of happiness.
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