Emma Bovary is a sensuous sentimental young woman whose romantic ideals make her dissatisfied with her humdrum married life. Attempting to escape into an exciting world of passion and dreams she drifts into sordid affairs with Rodolphe Boulanger and on Dupuis. The first of these lovers an older man dominates the affair while the second inexperienced and young is dominated. The eventual collapse of Emmas romantic dreams is inevitable and her disillusionment leads ultimately to her doom. A brilliant psychological portrait Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. A brilliant psychological portrait Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857 it catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists and ushered in a new age of realism in literature.Features.Publisher - Blackstone Audio Inc. Unabridged edition (January 1 2009) .Language - English.About the Author.Eminent French writer Flaubert is regarded as one of the masters of the realistic novel. Craftsman extraordinaire Flaubert is known for the flawless perfection of his style. His novels are considered the most well-crafted of any of the French realists.
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