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Madame Bocary

  • Madame Bovary became notorious and a bestseller after Gustave Flaubert was acquitted from charges of obscenity in 1856. It details the many adulterous affairs and extravagances of Emma Bovary, a provincial doctor's wife. Her behaviour explores the banality and emptiness of rural life. Flaubert considered himself a perfectionist, which is mirrored...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • Emma Bovary is a bored housewife who indulges her romantic fantasies with a series of adulterous affairs. Charged with obscenity when first published, the novel became a literary scandal and a bestseller. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2007
  • For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for "offenses against morality and religion." What shocks us today about Flaubert's devastatingly realized tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams is its pure artistry:...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • One of the world?s most celebrated novels, soon to be a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska This indelible portrait of a beautiful woman?s aching lust for more?more romance, more glamour, more fun?and her resulting tragic demise, is widely considered one of the finest novels ever written. Flaubert?s refusal to condemn his adulterous heroine,...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2014
  • An irresistible debut that invites readers into a world rife with temptation. A resourceful and most amorous heroine continues in the great ribald tradition of those legendary eighteenth century characters, Tom Jones and Fanny Hill? Readers will delight in the erotic adventure of Miss Marianna Wren, a deliciously wanton eighteenth-century beauty...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for "offenses against morality and religion." What shocks us today about Flaubert's devastatingly realized tale of a young woman destroyed by the reckless pursuit of her romantic dreams is its pure artistry:...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2001
  • The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin. Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2011
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867?1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie?s daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie?s legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor of one of the most tumultuous times in history, this intelligent, pragmatic businesswoman has also had an indelible impact on contemporary...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
  • F ourteen-year-old Catherine de? Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, second son of the King of France. The brokenhearted Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future happiness for marriage into the French royal family. Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the most immoral court in sixteenth-century...

    Publisher : Touchstone
    published : 2012