Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escape the author's searing castigation, and it is the book's final profound irony that only Charles, Emma's oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace through his stubborn and selfless love.
©1992 Mildred Marmur; (P)1992 Penguin HighBridge Audio
"Possibly the most beautifully written book ever composed; undoubtedly the most beautifully written novel; a book that invites superlatives; the most important novel of the century." (Frank O'Connor)
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