To our ears, some of the language in Madame Bovary may seem quaint, even comical. When Emma says to her lover Rodolphe, “Take me. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pete Bogg
I decided I should start reading some classics, and started with Madame Bovary. I hated every page of this book and I have to finish a book once I start it, but I struggled with... Read morePublished 10 months ago by CLM
the translation was fluid and the tempo of descriptive passages flowed vey nicely with the plot exposition. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lester H. Rapaport
I'm going to leave a short review because this novel is already well known enough.
Not only was the story engrossing, but the writing was impeccable, tight and... Read more
I ordered this Large Print version of Madame Bovary for an elderly friend after watching the movie with him. He was delighted to see this book and immediately began reading. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by M. Boyle
I knew what to expect---the story that is. But the condition of the book is great and I appreciate it.
BTW--I prefer the book and author, Pere Goriot by Balzac. Read more
Beware -- there is not one likeable character in this novel (and, weirdly, no one evil enough to at least root against, either). Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Tenley
This translation of the French classic by Francis Steegmuller leaves much to be desired. The English translation feels choppy and graceless, which I assume from what I've read to... Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by Jiang Xueqin
That 'Madame Bovary' is one of if not the best novel of its kind I have no doubt. Critics have parsed Flaubert's prose far better than I could, but it is apparent that Flaubert... Read morePublished on September 22, 2009 by Bryan Byrd