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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, published in 1856. The character lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.

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A movie adaptation of Madame Bovary is supposed to come out in 2014.

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A 1991 Washington Post article about the movie version of "Madame Bovary." Seems harsh, but possibly accurate.

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Lydia Davis talks about how she used Nabokov's copy of Madame Bovary to guide her translation. He wrote in the margins of his copy about his interpretation, giving Davis some input into possibly confusing portions of the text. What does she think about Nabokov's reading of Madame Bovary? She discusses a bit of this in the video here.

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LeeLee Sobieski, a reader for Audible, discusses her opinion of Madame Bovary. Does this change how the piece is read in the audiobook? I often wonder how readers change their tones depending on their views of a book.

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Margaret Atwood offers an interpretation of Madame Bovary of an example of dealing with 19th Century debt.

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