Madame Bovary

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Product Number: C2479
Released: Dec 17, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402570919
Narrator/s: Davina Porter
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Emma Bovary, the bored wife of a French provincial doctor, scans her solitude with desperate eyes, like a shipwrecked sailor searching for a white sail on the distant horizon. And when Emma's ship finally comes in, it carries with it vast and tragic consequences upon which her own life and the lives of those around her are wrecked.

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Madame Bovary
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
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Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470399542
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Classics
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Released: Dec 27, 2013
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Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780804151337
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Classics
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Released: Dec 27, 2013
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Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780812985214
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
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Released: Sep 29, 2014
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
Product Number EB00630003
Released: Dec 22, 2015
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Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772750935
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Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
Product Number EB00684409
Released: Aug 31, 2016
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Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772753578
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Professional reviews

"Contemporary tolerance for adultery is a good deal higher than it was when Flaubert wrote his shocking novel, but Madame Bovary remains an unsettling work even for contemporary readers. Its heroine is in many ways a most unappealing character. She's avaricious, self-centered, a terrible mother. Yet, somehow, Emma Bovary never completely loses our sympathies. She clings to a belief and a desire all of us harbor at some level: that each of us deserves of a romance for the ages, a love that is passionate, consuming and elevating. As Madame Bovary's narrator, Porter brings both intelligence and empathy to her reading. More impressively, she conveys a sensuousness thoroughly in keeping with so heated a novel. Even her rendering of French names and geography is lyrical and sexy. Through Flaubert's writing and Porter's fine performance, Emma's longing is palpable and powerful. So, finally, is her abasement and sorrow. M.O. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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