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Flaubert: Madame Bovary By Stephen C. Heath (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Flaubert: Madame Bovary
by Stephen C. Heath (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Stephen Heath shows how Madame Bovary with its questioning of the value of marriage and the role of women captures and articulates the experience of the post-romantic commercial-industrial, democratic period.
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Flaubert: Madame Bovary by Stephen C. Heath (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Madame Bovary was one of the most influential literary achievements of the nineteenth century and gained immediate notoriety through its questioning of marriage, sex, and the role of women. Stephen Heath shows how this landmark text captures and articulates a fundamental experience of the post-romantic, commercial-industrial, emotional-democratic period. He explains how Madame Bovary represents Flaubert's intense personal engagement with the tragedy of bourgeois culture, while at the same time exemplyfying the author's commitment to the impersonality of Art and the transcendence of style. The novel is set in its literary and historical context and there is a guide to further reading.

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Flaubert: Madame Bovary Reviews


"Heath's study is a distinguished addition to the Landmarks of World Literature series. It is lucidly written, persuasively argued and clearly presented. It makes a splendid companion volume to Flaubert's masterpiece." Robert T. Denomme, French Review

Table of Contents


Note on references; Chronology; Introduction; 1. Madame Bovary: composition and context; 2. Madame Bovary: novel and art; 3. Madame Bovary: sequels and effects.

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GOR001238334
Flaubert: Madame Bovary by Stephen C. Heath (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Stephen C. Heath (Jesus College, Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1992-04-09
180
0521314836
9780521314831
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