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    This is one of the books that has had a profound effect on my life The moral? Be happy with what you have and where you are Mme Bovary fritters away her entire life with thoughts of If only X would happen THEN I could be truly happy and yet she never is She gets everything she thinks she wants only to find out she's still not contentI read

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    Oy the tedium the drudgery of trying to read this book I tried to get into this story Really I did It's a classic right? An

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    ”Before her marriage she had believed that what she was experiencing was love; but since the happiness that should have resulted from that love had not come she thought she must have been mistaken And Emma tried to find out just what was meant in life by the words bliss passion and intoxication which had seemed so beautiful to her in books” Mia Wasikowska plays Madame Bovary in the 2015 movieBefore she is Madame Bovary Emma

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    886 Madame Bovary Gustave FlaubertMadame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert published in 1856 The story focuses on a doctor's wife Emma Bovary who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life One day Charles visits a local farm to set the owner's broken leg and meets his patient's daughter Emma Rouault Emma is a beautiful daintily dr

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    Three and a half stars uprated to 5 stars because I can't get it out of my head 9 April 2012Not sure what to make of it The self obsessed Emma Bovary was obviously to me a side of Flaubert himself She feels that there is so much but her limited life fences her in and instead of drawing into herself seeing what she has to offer how to make

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    My 3rd reading of this masterpiece written with irony and finesse The eternal story of Emma Bovary and her broken

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    Before marriage she thought herself in love; but the happiness that should have followed this love not having come she must she thought have been mistaken And Emma tried to find out what one meant exactly in life by the words felicity passion rapture that had seemed to her so beautiful in books You might be surprised to l

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    Since I read uicksand by Nella Larsen this week Emma Bovary started haunting my mind yet again We are old friends Emma and II spent hours and hours over a dictionary at age seventeen in high school trying to read about her agonies in original F

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    Henry James once said Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgmentThat's right Defies ju

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    Emma is a rather silly very passionate too much so bored uneducated to the reality of the real world young woman who believes in the romantic novels she reads moonlight walks eerie forbidding castles dangerous flights int

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Summary È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Gustave Flaubert

Adultery But even her affairs bring her disappointment and when real life continues to fail to live up to her romantic expectations the conseuences are devastating Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in It was deemed so l. Three and a half stars uprated to 5 stars because I can t get it out of my head 9 April 2012Not sure what to make of it The self obsessed Emma Bovary was obviously to me a side of Flaubert himself She feels that there is so much but her limited life fences her in and instead of drawing into herself seeing what she has to offer how to make the best of herself she wants happiness to come to her just as it does in the romance novels she and Flaubert readI understood that spiritual flailing around turning this way and that using looks to make up for depth using sex to pass for love and enjoying fooling those she lived with into believing what they saw was what they got We ve all been a bit shallow at times but to have made a whole career a whole life of it no But then Emma departs from the author and becomes entirely his creation She doesn t think forward thinks her beauty will solve all Thinks that those who say they love her don t mean they love having an affair having sex with her but that they love her deeply and for all time Not that she is capable of loving that way herself either so maybe she really didn t know what it meant Her idea of love is the bodice ripper secret affair always exciting happily ever after variety except her affairs die when the men are satiated with this demanding woman She can t even conceive of real life nurturing of her child or being supportive that s for fools like her husband She always thinks someone will be there to pamper her and indulge her and that there will never be any conseuences that the piper will not call round to be paid for his pretty tune Such a sad story so beautifully written and it deserves a far better review than these few lines but I felt like writing down my first reaction on finishing the book I don t want the emotions to wear off and have to analyse it critically it wasn t that sort of experience for me

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Ifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine but Flaubert insisted 'Madame Bovary c'est moi'This modern translation by Flaubert's biographer Geoffrey Wall retains all the delicacy and precision of the French original The edition also contains a preface by the novelist Michèle Roberts. Henry James once said Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it but that makes it stand almost alone it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgmentThat s right Defies judgment I don t know he looks kind of judgy to meUnfortunately I had to read a translation as my French is nowhere near good enough to read the original Though I am assured that the prose in the original French are amazing and inspiringI can certainly appreciate the characterization and story telling ability but I personally struggled with the story as I reconciled what Flaubert seemed to be saying about society women women who had affairs men and romanceNow I would like to take a moment to uote Manny s Review since he is the one who convinced me to read this book in the first placeFlaubert makes no obvious attempt to judge EmmaNo Flaubert doesn t break up his beautiful prose at any point with So whilst that is a very nice tree I would like to intrude and mention that Emma is like a total ho So now back to the treeI feel he doesn t do this because that would be superfluous In fact it seems to me that he doesn t stop judging through this entire book image error

Summary È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Gustave Flaubert

'Oh why dear God did I marry him'Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life An ardent devourer of sentimental novels she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance in voracious spending and eventually in. This is one of the books that has had a profound effect on my life The moral Be happy with what you have and where you are Mme Bovary fritters away her entire life with thoughts of If only X would happen THEN I could be truly happy and yet she never is She gets everything she thinks she wants only to find out she s still not contentI read this while I was engaged and at the time thought Well I ll be happier when I m married but once I am then life will be fabulous After a few years I found myself playing the same role as Mme Bovary Once I can get pregnant and have kids then I ll be happy Once I m not pregnant and sick any THEN I can be happy Once we get out of this apartment and into our house then I will surely be happy Once the baby starts sleeping through the night I can definitely be happy Once the baby is out of diapersetc etc ad nauseumliterallyI want to be content with my circumstances whatever they may be and Mme Bovary is a reminder of what happens to those who are unable to find contentment in the journey and are continually seeking yet another unsatisfying destination