Book Reviews of Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary
ISBN-13: 9780451523877
ISBN-10: 0451523873
Publication Date: 6/1/1964
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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Another classic but one I just couldn't get into. When you have to read a book for a specific purpose (like class!) it just makes it that much harder to read. :-)
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A classic! The tragic story of a middle-class woman's downfall.
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I enjoyed reading this book far more than I thought I would. I found its description of the degradation of Madame Bovary's life compelling
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Somewhat chauvinistic, and in the end, I didn't feel sorry for any of the characters. They made choices and you have to live with them.
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I had read this for my French Lit Class. At first I was hesitant but I really enjoy the melancholy lustiness of the main character.
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Probably the kind of book I should have read in High School...french setting (french words throughout that I had no idea of their meaning). I found it very boring....was reading it for a library series. Flaubert wrote of the social structure (moving up in such). I could have cheered at the end, to have it done with.
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I just read Madame Bovary for the first time and really liked it. The story is about Emma Bovary who marries young and despises her husband. This leads to her having a couple affairs while her husband is still in love with her. Overall nothing seems to make Emma happy and at times she could be very irritating. The first half of the book was pretty slow going for me but the second half moved alot faster. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys classics. Overall the story may have been slow but it was def. worth the read in my opinion.
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Book Description
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 stupidity. Provocative and deeply tragic, it is "possibly the most beautifully written book ever composed" (Frank O'Connor).