Title: Madame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert, Francis Steegmuller (trans), Malcolm Liepke(illus)
Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1979
Condition: Leatherette, 24k gilt to all edges and cover. In excellent condition.
This book features:
- Leatherette binding
- Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
- Marbled endsheets
- Hubbed spine with raised bands
- Smyth-sewn binding for durability
- Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow
About Madame Bovary (from wikipedia):
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.