Classic Review: Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert

2 out of 5 stars

I really hated this book. Madame Bovary cheats on her husband and hides her adulterous affairs and runs up a lot of debt. I hated her character. She has a very complex and deep character, and her story is excellently written, but I hated her as a person.  The one good thing about this book is the lovely writing style. The descriptions are very powerful and the emotions of the characters are clear. There are really vibrant scenes with vivid words that plunge the reader into the story. Too bad I hated the subject material.

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