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Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

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Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

SG$75.00

Title: Madame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert, Francis Steegmuller (trans), Bill Greer (illus)
ISBN: –
Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1978. A Limited Edition for subscribers, in the 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
Condition: Hardcover, deep t

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Title: Madame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert, Francis Steegmuller (trans), Bill Greer (illus)
ISBN: –
Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1978. A Limited Edition for subscribers, in the 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
Condition: Hardcover, deep turquoise leather. In like-new condition, except for extremely minor shelf-wear around the edges. Has previous owner’s bookplate attached, which can be pasted over on request.

This book features:

  • Full premium tooled turquoise leather binding
  • Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
  • Silk moire endsheets
  • Satin bookmark, sewn-in
  • Hubbed spine with 3 raised bands
  • Smyth-sewn binding for durability
  • Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow

About Madame Bovary (from wikipedia):

Madame Bovary (1856) is Gustave Flaubert’s first published novel and is considered his masterpiece. 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. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel’s true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was notoriously a perfectionist about his writing and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste (“the right word”).

The novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors when it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between October 1, 1856 and December 15, 1856, resulting in a trial in January 1857 that made the story notorious. After the acquittal on February 7, 1857, it became a bestseller when it was published as a book in April 1857, and now stands virtually unchallenged not only as a seminal work of Realism, but as one of the most influential novels ever written.

A 2007 poll of contemporary authors, published in a book entitled The Top Ten, cited Madame Bovary as one of the two greatest novels ever written, second only to Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.