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Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life

by:Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880

"One hundred years ago Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, was first published. It is, therefore, particularly fitting that the new translation by Francis Steegmuller should be published as a part of the centenary celebration. Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more enjoyed and praised by critics, fellow craftsmen and general readers of all sorts than this tale of a provincial woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life. There is a special poignancy for most of us in the story of Emma Bovary, whose attempt to impose upon her humdrum life the substance of those dreams brought about her own dissolution. Francis Steegmuller is uniquely qualified to translate Falubert's inimitable prose, the quality of which is almost as inaccessible to translation as is most poetry. Mr. Steegmuller's Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a contemporary classic, his selection and translation of Flaubert's letters outstanding, and his critical interpretation of Flaubert among the most acute. He is eminently fitted to provide the centenary translation of Madame Bovary"--Jacket.

Editions:676  Date:1850 - 2017  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, History

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The way of all flesh

by:Butler, Samuel (1835-1902)

Butler's thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in a God-fearing Christian family depicts the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life.

Editions:778  Date:1093 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The Forsyte saga

by:Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933

The three novels which make up 'The Forsyte Saga' chronicle the ebbing social power of the commerical upper-middle class Forsyte family between 1886 and 1920. This edition contains detailed notes which are vital to the saga, explaining particularly the contemporary artistic and literary allusions, and slang of the time.

Editions:654  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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The good soldier : a tale of passion

by:FORD, FORD MADOX

Tells of the complex social and sexual relationships between two couples, one English, one American, and the growing awareness of the awareness of the American narrator John Dowell of the intrigues and passions behind their orderly Edwardian facade.

Editions:399  Date:1915 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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The diary of a nobody

by:Grossmith, George

This is an unforgettably comic and nostalgic picture of London at the turn of the century.

Editions:302  Date:1892 - 2019  Genre(s):Diary fiction, Diary fiction

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Where angels fear to tread

by:Forster, E. M

Forster's first novel, a marvelously assured tragicomedy of English men and women adrift in Italy--now the basis for a major motion picture. When a young English widow has the effrontery to marry a penniless Italian while on the grand tour, her proper relations take it upon themselves to set things right.

Editions:347  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Humorous fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Humorous fiction

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Madame Bovary

by:Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880

One of the world's most celebrated novels, soon to be a major motion picture starring Mia WasikowskaThis indelible portrait of a beautiful woman's aching lust for more--more romance, more glamour, more fun--and her resulting tragic demise, is widely considered one of the finest novels ever written. Flaubert's refusal to condemn his adulterous heroine, a woman trapped as much by circumstance as by her own boundless desires, scandalized nineteenth-century France and resulted in a trial on charges of obscenity. But it is the beauty of the novel's prose, the great care it takes with characters major and minor, and the relentless but elegant thrust of its narrative, that puts Madame Bovary in a class by itself. In the story of a provincial doctor and his wife's tawdry affairs, Gustave Flaubert found the stuff of great literature. A perfect novel about imperfect people, Madame Bovary is the rare classic that exceeds expectations and feels as fresh now as it did the day it was written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Editions:1599  Date:1856 - 2019

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Uncle Vanya

by:Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904

So, what happens in Uncle Vanya? Not much; just life, played out over four acts. There are rich people, and there are people who work for the rich people, whom the rich people don't really care about. There is a gun fired in anger and desperation, but there aren't any bodies to carry off stage. There are men making fools of themselves over women. There are those who accept their fates and wait for their rewards in heaven, and there are others who don't care one way or another. Chekhov's play moves so languidly that, without a vibrant cast, an understanding director, and a lively translation, it stands the chance of passing under the radar of the average audience. The reworking of the script aims at accessibility, replacing the "outdated colloquialisms" and "brittle prose" of earlier translations.

Editions:158  Date:1930 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Drama

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Madame Bovary : moeurs de province

by:Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880

Emma Bovary feels trapped in a loveless marriage and indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs that can only end in her destruction.

Editions:888  Date:1856 - 2018

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The senator's wife

by:Miller, Sue, 1943-

Two unconventional women--Meri Fowler, pregnant, newly married, and discovering the gap between reality and expectation, and Delia Naughton, wife of a notoriously unfaithful liberal senator--confront the costs and challenges of love.

Editions:43  Date:2008 - 2014  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Romance fiction

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