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I have always loved this story, bUT this translation is by far the best I have read. The language brings the story to life. The passionate prose flows through each passagePublished 3 days ago by Amy K Rapp
This review is not for the book that Flaubert wrote, but rather for the translation. I don't believe that this is the Lydia Davis translation that I thought I was ordering. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Windpig
Flaubert depicts a young woman whose theme song, were she of the 20th century, and might well be, "Is That All There Is? Read morePublished 3 months ago by GENIE FRISBEE-HIGBEE
This story is very detailed--complete with detail descriptions of clothes, carriages, life styles. Sad story about a woman who lived in a fantasy world.Published 3 months ago by CPA
I've always avoided this kind of (classic) book so I started it reluctantly. Within 50 pages I was stunned by how good it is. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nathan E Golden
One's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and to not accept the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ADITI SAHA
Good book. I liked the movie better...but the book has more details and such for if you are writing a paper.Published 5 months ago by Jason Arndt
Flaubert's flowing, detailed, descriptive text is an absolute joy. While written in the mid-19th century, this tale could stand magnificently in the 21st!Published 5 months ago by Sandra Hunter