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has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written. It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Gustave Flaubert, author of and countless other literary masterpieces. Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1856. * Contains extended historical context and a critical essay by Sergé Marx: translated by A.­L. McKenzie and Stuart Sherman. Reviews: has emerged over time as one of the greatest portraits of narcissism and self-­centeredness ever conceived. — Jacob Thorndyke The appearance of this sumptuously produced twenty-­first century edition of will delight the countless admirers of Gustave Flaubert. —Matt Travers

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We were in class when the head-­master came in, followed by a "new fellow,­" not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk. Those who had been asleep woke up, and every one rose as if just surprised at his work. The head-­master made a sign to us to sit down. Then, turning to the class-­master, he said to him in a low voice— "Monsieur Roger, here is a pupil whom I recommend to your care; he'll be in the second. If his work and conduct are satisfactory, he will go into one of the upper classes, as becomes his age.­" The "new fellow,­" standing in the corner behind the door so that he could hardly be seen, was a country lad of about fifteen, and taller than any of us. His hair was cut square on his forehead like a village chorister's; he looked reliable, but very ill at ease. Although he was not broad-­shouldered, his short school jacket of green cloth with black buttons must have been tight about the arm-­holes, and showed at the opening of the cuffs red . . .

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«Il ne faut pas toucher aux idoles, la dorure en reste aux mains.­»

Madame Bovary est un roman de Gustave Flaubert paru en 1857 dont le titre original est Madame Bovary, mœurs de province. Le roman connaîtra un important succès dans le monde littéraire.

«M. Flaubert a su faire un très beau livre. Il s'abstient du juger. Cela est tout à fait permis à qui met le lecteur à même d'être bon juge.­» George Sand, Le Courrier de Paris. 2 septembre 1857

«On dit que madame Bovary est ridicule. En effet, la voilà, tantôt prenant pour un héros de Walter Scott une espèce de monsieur, - dirais-­je même un gentilhomme campagnard? - vêtu de gilets de chasse et de toilettes contrastées! et maintenant, la voici amoureuse d'un petit clerc de notaire (qui ne sait même pas commettre une action dangereuse pour sa maîtresse), et finalement la pauvre épuisée, la bizarre Pasiphaé, reléguée dans l'étroite enceinte d'un village, poursuit l'idéal à travers les bastringues et les estaminets de la préfecture: . . .

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"November", ein Frühwerk Flauberts, kreist um den Eros als magisch-­betäubende Kraft. Der damals einundzwanzigjährige Autor erzählt in halb träumerisch-­romantischer, halb realistischer Perspektive vom erwachenden Liebesverlangen eines Jugendlichen....

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