Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553210335 Global Overview for this book
Registered by haahaahaa98 of Watertown, Massachusetts USA on 5/31/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by haahaahaa98 from Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, May 31, 2018
To be released!

Journal Entry 2 by haahaahaa98 at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Released 9 mos ago (5/31/2018 UTC) at Watertown, Massachusetts USA

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Classic!

Journal Entry 3 by haahaahaa98 at Hostel International-Boston in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (8/21/2018 UTC) at Hostel International-Boston in Boston, Massachusetts USA

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2nd floor bookshelf

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, December 09, 2018
I got this book at today's Meetup at the Porter Square Panera. (It was a lovely meetup, with some new faces as well as old friends; thanks to all!) I've read this before, and will release it at one of the many new LFLs in Nashua. (This edition includes a lot of bonus material - nearly a quarter of the page-count - including contemporary reviews and more recent critical commentary.)

I first read the book some years ago, and while I found many of its scenes memorable - most notably the horrifying tragedy of Charles Bovary's attempt to repair a lad's club foot - I have to admit that it's not among my favorite classic novels, mainly because I didn't like Emma Bovary at all! Oh, I can manage some sympathy for her, of course, but she had so little in the way of inner resources that I found her rather alien, and since she could have made her own life so much happier had she only exercised a wee bit of sense... But then she wouldn't have been Emma, and the story wouldn't have been the same. But reading it just makes me impatient to shake her hard and tell her what to do!

There have been quite a few screen adaptations of the novel, with varying degrees of success, including the 1949 version starring Jennifer Jones and the 1991 version starring Isabelle Huppert.

The TV Tropes page for the novel has some interesting tidbits, but do beware of spoilers if you haven't read the book yet.

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, December 09, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (12/9/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library on this bright, chilly day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 What's In A Name release challenge, for the embedded "Adam" in the title. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

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