Gustave Flaubert is arguably one of the greatest writers of all time. His first novel, Madame Bovary, was published in 1856 and is considered a literary masterpiece by critics and scholars. His skillful turn of phrase combined with scandal on the novel's release (it was considered "obscene") launched the book into notoriety. The story focuses on Emma, a doctor’s wife and a tragic heroine who attempts to escape her boring provincial life by having multiple affairs and living beyond her means. Madame Bovary remains a terrific example of Flaubert’s determination and his ability to capture the details of modern realism. This chic and affordable edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that’s easy to hold.
About the Word Cloud Classics series:
Classic works of literature with a clean, modern aesthetic! Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. With a higher production value, including heat burnished covers and foil stamping, these eye-catching, easy-to-hold editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere.
Gustave Flaubert (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.
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