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Madame Bovary; a new translation by Francis Steegmuler by Gustave Flaubert - Hardcover - Book Club Edition - 1957 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001153)

Madame Bovary; a new translation by Francis Steegmuler

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Madame Bovary; a new translation by Francis Steegmuler

by Gustave Flaubert

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  • hardcover
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New York: Random House, 1957. Book-Dividend Book Club. Heavier book. Light blue paper with dark blue flowerets and gilt decoration over boards with one-quarter dark blue cloth spine with gilt flowerets and title. Deckle edges. Heavy pink paper jacket with color-illustration of couple at masked ball. Very Good+ book in a Very Good- jacket. Prior owner's name and date inked on free front endpaper, otherwise all pages are clean. Spine is straight and tight. Jacket shows shelfwear, chipping at spine ends, and fading to spine. 396 pages.


Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first novel and considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns.


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Madame Bovary; a new translation by Francis Steegmuler
Gustave Flaubert
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Used - Very Good
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Very Good-
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Book Club Edition
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
fiction, domestic, France, adultery, middle class, suicide
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Fiction; Europe; Erotica;

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Selling books from around the world. I am not a professional bookseller. Rather, I am finding new homes for the library I have collected over five decades.


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