[Reading] ➶ Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert – Thomashillier.co.uk


10 thoughts on “Madame Bovary

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    Oh, Emma Emma, Emma, Emma Darling, why must you make it so easy No, dear, for once I don t mean for the men I mean for everyone else in the world who goes into this book just looking for an excuse to make fun of you I would say that most people don t know that much about France, but they do know a few things that they like their baguettes, their socialism, Sartre, dirrrty dirrty sexy lurrrve and they despise this thing called the bourgeoisie This book doesn t really do a thing to disprove any of this though I can t say baguettes had a prominent place in the plot , and I expect that it had a great deal to do with starting the last two stereotypes Emma, my dear, Desperate Housewives isn t your fault, but you can see why some people might blame you, don t you Your constant, throbbing whining about how your plentiful food isn t served on crystal platters, how your dresses of which you have than a typical country doctor s wife aren t made of yards of spider spun silk, and most of all how your husband dresses wrong, talks wrong, thinks wrong, WEARS THE WRONG HAT , and is so offensively happy with you that he enjoys coming straight home to tell you about his ...


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    This is one of the books that has had a profound effect on my life The moral Be happy with what you have and where you are Mme Bovary fritters away her entire life with thoughts of, If only X would happen, THEN I could be truly happy and yet she never is She gets everything she thinks she wants only to find out she s still not content.I read this while I was engaged and at the time, thought, Well, I ll be happier when I m married, but once I am, then life will be fabulous After a few years I found myself playing the same role as Mme Bovary Once I can get pregnant and have kids, then I ll be happy Once I m not pregnant and sick any, THEN I can be happy Once we get out of this apartment and into our house, then I will surely be happy Once the baby starts sleeping through the night, I can definitely be happy Once the baby is out of diapersetc etc ad nauseumliterally I want to be content with my circumstances, wha...


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    Oy, the tedium, the drudgery of trying to read this book I tried to get into this story Really, I did It s a classic, right And everyone else likes it I kept making myself continue, hoping I could get into the story and figure out what s supposed to be so good about it.I won t waste any of my precious reading time on this It s about a self absorbed young wife who longs for anyone else s life except her own When she s in the city, she dreams of the farm When she s in the country, she dreams of the city When she s at a social gathering she imagines that everyone else s life is so much exciting than her own Blah, blah, blah Too many wordy descriptions of what people were wearing, what the buildings looked like, etc If...


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    Before her marriage, she had believed that what she was experiencing was love but since the happiness that should have resulted from that love had not come, she thought she must have been mistaken And Emma tried to find out just what was meant, in life, by the words bliss, passion, and intoxication, which had seemed so beautiful to her in books Mia Wasikowska plays Madame Bovary in the 2015 movie.Before she is Madame Bovary, Emma is keeping house for her father on a remote farm I wonder what would have happened to her if Doctor Charles Bovary had not been summoned to set her father s broken leg It is inconceivable to think of her married to a farmer or a tradesman or being swept away by a travelling peddler She is beautiful enough to be a duchess or a marquise, a pretty bobble for the dance floor, or an elegant adornment for the dinner table, and certainly, the perfect fine drapery for a night at the theatre Charles just expects her to be a wife A woman to manage his household A woman to uplift him and give him confidence to keep trying to better himself He is successful in a dull and conservative way, and whenever he tries to raise himself up further, perhaps in an attempt to win the respect of his pretty wife, he is met with utter failure There is nothing romantic about him He is steady and completel...


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    . James Whitcomb Riley biography 5 5 2 2 3 400 7 10% ..


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    Three and a half stars, uprated to 5 stars because I can t get it out of my head 9 April 2012.Not sure what to make of it The self obsessed Emma Bovary was obviously to me a side of Flaubert himself She feels that there is so much but her limited life fences her in and instead of drawing into herself, seeing what she has to offer, how to make the best of herself, she wants happiness to come to her just as it does in the romance novels she, and Flaubert, read.I understood that spiritual flailing around, turning this way and that, using looks to make up for depth, using sex to pass for love, and enjoying fooling those she lived with into believing what they saw was what they got We ve all been a bit shallow at times, but to have made a whole career, a whole life of it, no But then Emma departs from the author and becomes entirely his creation She doesn t think forward, thinks her beauty will solve all Thinks that those who say they love her don t mean they love having an affair, having sex, with her but that they love her deeply and for all time Not that she is capable of loving that way herself either, so maybe she really didn t know what it meant Her idea of love is the bodice ripper, secret affair, always exciting, happily ever after variety, except her affairs die when the...


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    Before marriage she thought herself in love but the happiness that should have followed this love not having come, she must, she thought, have been mistaken And Emma tried to find out what one meant exactly in life by the words felicity, passion, rapture, that had seemed to her so beautiful in books You might be surprised to learn that I was mesmerized by Emma s life story I was mesmerized and suffered along with her as she capsized further and further into the ambushes life presented her Yes, I felt like I was in a trance and could not escape Oh, Emma, dear Emma, why do people hate you so Why did you make them feel that way I am sorry for being so blunt You, and your seemingly shallow priorities, gave your critics plenty of ammunition You did the unthinkable What excuse did you have for such a selfish, impulsive and futile behavior Did you by any chance hear Virginia Woolf say You cannot find peace by avoiding life What did you have to dive head first before she even professed this truth But you might have overdid it, don t you agree with me The horror of being a woman with no choices As I read on, I kept coming back to one thought the most terrifying thing I can think of is getting caught in Emma...


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Madame Bovary Oh, Why, Dear God, Did I Marry Him 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 Flaubert S Erotically Charged And Psychologically Acute Portrayal Of Emma Bovary Caused A Moral Outcry On Its Publication In 1857 It Was Deemed So Lifelike That Many Women Claimed They Were The Model For His Heroine But Flaubert Insisted Madame Bovary, C Est Moi This Modern Translation By Flaubert S Biographer, Geoffrey Wall, Retains All The Delicacy And Precision Of The French Original The Edition Also Contains A Preface By The Novelist Mich Le Roberts.

  • Hardcover
  • 415 pages
  • Madame Bovary
  • Gustave Flaubert
  • French
  • 13 January 2018

About the Author: Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert December 12, 1821 May 8, 1880 is counted among the greatest Western novelists He was born in Rouen, Seine Maritime, in the Haute Normandie Region of France.Flaubert s curious modes of composition favored and were emphasized by these peculiarities He worked in sullen solitude, sometimes occupying a week in the completion of one page, never satisfied with what he had composed,