Madame Bovary Limited Editions Club - Gustave Flaubert 1950 The Heritage Press vintage hardback

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Condition: Good: Good condition for a used book! Some wear. 348 pages with black and white illustrated plates, Hardcover in purple & patterned cloth with gilt spine titles. Slight fading to spine. No slipcase. Book is tight & clean, showing slight surface rubbing to boards, and slight wear to tips. Unmarked. Bright interior. Light corner bumping. Illustrations by Pierre Brissaud engraved in wood by Theo Schmied. See images for the condition of this book. The wood engraving illustrations are gorgeous and this is a lovely addition to any collection!

Blurb: 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.'