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jennifer gonzaes

pembroke pines, florida, US
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  • Madame Bovary

  • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
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Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman’s gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ironic, humorous, and restrained

  • By Esther on 05-13-13

a real tragedy and a very good read. I highly reco

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Reviewed: 02-01-18

love it , a very sad tragic story of love and betrayal. so very heartbreaking