Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

By Gustave Flaubert

  • Release Date: 1880-01-01
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 4
From 301 Ratings


The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste.


  • Love it

    By Boelevi
    Very interesting. I love it
  • Father of realism?

    By amu_chii
    Yeah this book was too realistic for me. It was so boring I only read it because I was forced to.
  • Hard to interpret

    By Mona Lynch
    I don’t think I really understood the Novel unitl part 3, and it broke my heart. Flaubert once said “Je suis Madame Bovary”. I still don’t understand why this is so. The book is so tragic, it makes you take a close look at the world around you. Definitly worth the read if you can get to part 3.
  • Madam Bovary Review

    By 🌸Jade🌸
    Very wordy novel. Tragic and slightly depressing. It's hard for me to understand how this became one of the great novels.