[PDF / Epub] ☂ Madame Bovary Author Gustave Flaubert – E17streets4all.co.uk Oh, why, dear God, did I marry him Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life An ardent devourer of sentimental nov Oh, why, dear God, did I marry him Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life An ardent devourer of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery But even her affairs bring her disappointment, and when real life continues to fail to live up to her romantic expectations, the consequences are devastating Flaubert s erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication inIt was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine but Flaubert insisted Madame Bovary, c est moi This modern translation by Flaubert s biographer, Geoffrey Wall, retains all the delicacy and precision of the French original The edition also contains a preface by the novelist Mich le Roberts.
Gustave Flaubert December , May , is counted among the greatest Western novelists He was born in Rouen, Seine Maritime, in the Haute Normandie Region of FranceFlaubert s curious modes of composition favored and were emphasized by these peculiarities He worked in sullen solitude, sometimes occupying a week in the completion of one page, never satisfied with what he had composed, violently tormenting his brain for the best turn of a phrase, the most absolutely final adjective It cannot be said that his incessant labors were not rewarded His private letters show that he was not one of those to whom easy and correct language is naturally given he gained his extraordinary perfection with the unceasing sweat of his brow One of the most severe of academic critics admits that in all his works, and in every page of his works, Flaubert may be considered a model of styleThat he was one of the greatest writers who ever lived in France is now commonly admitted, and his greatness principally depends upon the extraordinary vigour and exactitude of his style Less perhaps than any other writer, not of France, but Paperback Á Madame Bovary eBook ò of modern Europe, Flaubert yields admission to the inexact, the abstract, the vaguely inapt expression which is the bane of ordinary methods of composition If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader He never allowed a clich to pass him, never indulgently or wearily went on, leaving behind him a phrase which almost expressed his meaning Being, as he is, a mixture in almost equal parts of the romanticist and the realist, the marvellous propriety of his style has been helpful to later writers of both schools, of every school The absolute exactitude with which he adapts his expression to his purpose is seen in all parts of his work, but particularly in the portraits he draws of the figures in his principal romances The degree and manner in which, since his death, the fame of Flaubert has extended, form an interesting chapter of literary historyThe publication of Madame Bovary in had been followed byscandal than admiration it was not understood at first that this novel was the beginning of something new, the scrupulously truthful portraiture of life Gradually this aspect of his genius was accepted, and began to crowd out all others At the time of his death he was famous as a realist, pure and simple Under this aspect Flaubert exercised an extraordinary influence over mile de Goncourt, Alphonse Daudet and Zola But even after the decline of the realistic school Flaubert did not lose prestige other facets of his genius caught the light It has been perceived that he was not merely realistic, but real that his clairvoyance was almost boundless that he saw certain phenomenaclearly than the best of observers had done Flaubert is a writer who must always appealto other authors than to the world at large, because the art of writing, the indefatigable pursuit of perfect expression, were always before him, and because he hated the lax felicities of improvisation as a disloyalty to the most sacred procedures of the literary artistHe can be said to have made cynicism into an art form, as evinced by this observation from To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless His Oeuvres Compl tes vols were printed from the original manuscripts, and included, besides the works mentioned already, the two plays, Le Candidat and Le Ch teau des avurs Another edition vols appeared in Flaubert s correspondence with George Sand was published in with an introduction by Guy de MaupassantHe has been admired or written about by almost every major literary personality of the th century, including philosophers such as Pierre Bourdieu Georges Perec named Sentimental Education as one of his favou.
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