Madame Bovary


Title: Madame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Finished: November 11
Pages: 384

I have heard a lot about this story an couldn’t wait anymore to get to it.

Emma Bovary is a woman who can’t sit still and settle down. It’s a story about adultery and emptiness in Madame Bovary’s life and how despite it all her husband sticks by her side and loves her.

In the beginning, the reader feels the story is going to focus on Charles, as he is all we hear about, until he meets Emma and suddenly the book takes a turn and we find the true meaning of the title.

It really is a piece of work and Flaubert does a magnificent job creating this character in Bovary that is unexpected and likable despite her faults.

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