Thalia Book Club: Madame Bovary

Back by popular demand, Jennifer Egan (A Visit from the Goon Squad), Siri Hustvedt (The Blazing World), and Margot Livesey (The Flight of Gemma Hardy) revisit Gustave Flaubert’s...

Madame Bovary

"Madam Bovary" is Gustave Flaubert’s debut novel and traces the life of the beautiful Emma Bovary, caught in the vicious circle of banality and boredom. Married to a simple man,...

Herodias

Herodias holds a huge birthday celebration for her second husband, Herod Antipas. Unknown to him, she has concocted a plan to behead John. According to Flaubert, this plan entails...

Sentimental Education: The History Of A Young Man

The novel describes the life of a young man living through the revolution of 1848 and the founding of the Second French Empire, and his love for an older woman. Flaubert based...

A Simple Soul

A servant girl named Felicite. After her one and only love Theodore purportedly marries a well-to-do woman to avoid conscription, Felicite quits the farm where she works and heads...

Madame Bovary

Emma Bovary, a doctor's wife, has a highly romanticized view of the world and craves beauty, wealth, passion, and high society. The disparity between these romantic ideals and the...

Salammbo

Salammbo is a literary work written by Gustave Flaubert and published in 1865. This story is set immediately after the first Punic War. Carthage has weakened and is now not able...

Salammbo

After the First Punic War, Carthage is unable to fulfill promises made to its army of mercenaries, and finds itself under attack. The fictional title character, a priestess and...

Sentimental Education

The novel describes the life of a young man living through the revolution of 1848 and the founding of the Second French Empire, and his love for an older woman. Flaubert based...

Madame Bovary

In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of nineteenth-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply-felt but sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and...

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