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    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    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

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Letters to the Lady Upstairs

    • By: Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis - translator
    • Narrated by: Richard Hope
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A charming, funny, poignant collection of 23 letters from Marcel Proust to his upstairs neighbour. 102 Boulevard Haussmann, an elegant address in Paris' eighth arrondissement. Upstairs lives Madame Williams with her second husband, an American dentist, and her harp. Downstairs lives Marcel Proust, feverishly trying to write In Search of Lost Time, but all too often distracted by the incessant noise from the apartment above him - the footsteps and banging and unbearable moving of boxes and crates.

    Regular price: $6.39

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Claire Bloom
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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, Emmaï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿s oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace through his stubborn and selfless love.

    Regular price: $12.60