Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary is Flaubert's most famous work. It was serialized between October 1, 1856 and December 15, 1856. It was considered scandalous at the time and public prosecutors attacked the novel as immoral. in January 1857, shortly after serialization ended, French officials brought the author and the publisher to trial on charges of obscenity. The attention created by the trial made the novel famous -- the "Streisand effect" well before modern times -- and Flaubert was acquitted on February 7, 1857. The story then became a best-seller when it was published in April of 1857. So launched the author's career and novel's reputation as an exemplar in the genre of Realism.

Emma Bovary, the eponymous protaganist of the novel, acquires a romanticized view of the world from reading popular novels. Chance makes it possible for her to marry Dr. Charles Bovary after his wife passes away. The dramatic story line that unfolds revolved around Emma's attempts to live beyond her means as she chases the life of beauty, passion, and riches that she craves.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Chapter One

Part I: Chapter Two

Part I: Chapter Three

Part I: Chapter Four

Part I: Chapter Five

Part I: Chapter Six

Part I: Chapter Seven

Part I: Chapter Eight

Part I: Chapter Nine

Part II: Chapter One

Part II: Chapter Two

Part II: Chapter Three

Part II: Chapter Four

Part II: Chapter Five

Part II: Chapter Six

Part II: Chapter Seven

Part II: Chapter Eight

Part II: Chapter Nine

Part II: Chapter Ten

Part II: Chapter Eleven

Part II: Chapter Twelve

Part II: Chapter Thirteen

Part II: Chapter Fourteen

Part III: Chapter One

Part III: Chapter Two

Part III: Chapter Three

Part III: Chapter Four

Part III: Chapter Five

Part III: Chapter Six

Part III: Chapter Seven

Part III: Chapter Eight

Part III: Chapter Nine

Part III: Chapter Ten

Part III: Chapter Eleven

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