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What a wonderful novel! I've been meaning to read it all my life and am so glad I finally did! As the jacket says, Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. You don't "like" her, but you know her, and this cautionary tale is a masterful study of love and passion and foolishness. The very end is brilliant. Gustave Flaubert worked famously -- painstakingly -- hard on every sentence, and translator Lydia Davis does him justice. Allez-y. Jump in.