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Madame Bovary

[boh-vuh-ree] /ˈboʊ və ri/
noun
1.
a novel (1857) by Gustave Flaubert.
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  • This extraordinary book did not call forth the enthusiasm that greeted Madame Bovary.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Madame Bovary bit her lips, and the child knocked about the village.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • And then there were independents, like Flaubert who, with Madame Bovary, passed realism by on his way to naturalism.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • Often even Madame Bovary; taking no heed of him, began her toilette.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • There is plenty of diversity of method in Madame Bovary, though the story is so simple.

    The Craft of Fiction Percy Lubbock
  • Often even Madame Bovary, taking no heed of him, began her toilette.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Aurora Floyd, a novel with a strong affinity to Madame Bovary, followed, and achieved equal success.

  • This is the death-bed scene, where Madame Bovary expires in convulsions.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Madame Bovary in Culture
Madame Bovary [(boh-vuh-ree) (1857)]

A novel by Gustave Flaubert. The title character, dissatisfied with her marriage, seeks happiness in adultery and finally commits suicide.

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