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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Paperback, 2005)

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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Margaret Cohen's careful editorial revision modernizes and renews Flaubert's stylistic masterpiece. In addition, Cohen has added to the Second Edition a new introduction, substantially new annotations, and twenty-one striking images, including photographs and engravings, that inform students' understanding of middle-class life in nineteenth-century provincial France. In Madame Bovary, Flaubert created a cogent counter discourse that exposed and resisted the dominant intellectual and social ideologies of his age. The novel's subversion of conventional moral norms inevitably created controversy and eventually led to Flaubert's prosecution by the French government on charges of offending "public and religious morality."

This Norton edition is the only one available that includes the complete manuscript from Flaubert's 1857 trial.

"Criticism" includes sixteen studies regarding the novel's central themes, twelve of them new to the Second Edition, including essays by Charles Baudelaire, Henry James, Roland Barthes, Jonathan Culler, and Naomi Schor.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.


 Paperback | 576 pages

 130 x 213 x 30mm | 544g


 WW Norton & Co

 New York, United States



 Second Edition




Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and scratches, and a couple of large creases, but no holes or tears. The spine is slightly bent, most likely from sitting on the bottom of a big pile of books. All pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. The book looks a little scruffy, but is still a very clean and solid copy, at a great price!