Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert [THE MODERN LIBRARY / 1992]
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert [translated by Francis Steegmuller]
COLLECTOR'S EDITION  THE MODERN LIBRARY
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.
Minor wear / signs of age. Reads like new.
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.