Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert; Adam Thorpe (Translator)

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Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, Emma is not content to be the mere dutiful wife of a French country doctor. She believes she was meant for something more--a life of luxury, leisure, and, above all, true and passionate love. She spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and throws herself headlong into a reckless series of doomed affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, she takes drastic action, with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter.

ISBN: 9780099573074
Publication Date: 04-Oct-2012
Publisher: Penguin Random House