Gustave Flaubert wrote a masterpiece in 1856 that become more famous after it was attacked for obscenity. Madam Bovary focuses on the affairs of Emma Bovary, the wife of a doctor.
Charles Bovary begins to court Emma after the death of his first wife, they have a daughter together. However Emma is quickly disappointed by marriage and motherhood and yeans for the life she read about in books from her education in the convent.
She begins to throw her attention to a young law student who soon after leaves for Paris. The she meets Rodophe Boulanger the rich ad rakish landowner. A four year affair followings, improving Emma’s health. She finally convinces herself to run away with him, however that is not Rodophe’s intend and breaks the affair.
Heartbroken, Emma turns to religion. Then she meet the law student again, who is now educated and working. They begin another affair.
Madame Bovary is the eighth and final book in Classics month
Madam Bovary can be found in your local library, the website for the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can be found here or at your local Barnes and Noble in Hackensack.
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