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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $15.5
  • December 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97917-6
  • 5.2 × 8.4 in / 576 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Madame Bovary

Second Edition


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Gustave Flaubert (Author), Margaret Cohen (Editor, Stanford University), Eleanor Marx Aveling (Translator)


    List of Illustrations

    Introduction to the Second Edition

    The Text of Madame Bovary

    1. A Note on the Translation
    2. Madame Bovary: Provincial Life


    Gustave Flaubert, Earlier Versions of Madame Bovary: Scenarios and Scenes

    1. [The Earliest Known Outline]
    2. [The Dance at Vaubyessard—First Outline]
    3. [Projected Epilogue]
    4. [1. Charles’ Youth in Rouen]
    5. [2. Charles on His Way to Bertaux Farm]
    6. [3. Emma at Tostes]
    7. [4. Conversations at Vaubyessard]
    8. [5. Emma and the Colored Window Panes at Vaubyessard]
    9. [6. Léon after His First Encounter with Emma]
    10. [7. Léon and Emma during the Evenings at Homais’s House]
    11. [8. Emma after the Departure of Léon]
    12. [9. Emma’s Happiness with Rodolphe]
    13. [10. Emma and Rodolphe]
    14. [11. Emma’s Mystical Visions during Her Illness]
    15. [12. Léon in the Cathedral]
    16. [13. Emma’s Final Reminiscences]
    17. [14. Charles at Emma’s Deathbed]
    18. [15. The Final Meeting Between Charles and Rodolphe]

    Gustave Flaubert, Letters about Madame Bovary

    1. To Louise Colet
    2. To Léon Laurent-Pichat
    3. To Madame Maurice Schlesinger

    Madame Bovary on Trial

    1. Translator’s Note (Bregtje Hartendorf-Wallach)
    2. The Ministry of Justice against Gustave Flaubert


    1. Paul de Man, [Contemporary Critical Reception of Madame Bovary]
    2. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    3. Charles Baudelaire, Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    4. Henry James, [Style and Morality in Madame Bovary]
    5. Mario Vargas Llosa, From The First Modern Novel
    6. Erich Auerbach, On the Serious Imitation of the Everyday
    7. Roland Barthes, The Reality Effect
    8. Franco Moretti, “The Best Time We Ever Had”
    9. Steven Heath, [Provincial Manners in Madame Bovary]
    10. Dominick LaCapra, From Trial to Text
    11. Jonathan Culler, From Flaubert: The Uses of Uncertainty
    12. Richard Terdiman, From Discourse/Counter-Discourse: The Theory and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century France
    13. Naomi Schor, Restricted Thematics: Madame Bovary
    14. Jann Matlock, From Censoring the Realist Gaze
    15. Avital Ronell, From Crack Wars
    16. Robert Stamm, From Madame Bovary Goes to the Movies

    Gustave Flaubert: A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography