Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Free Audio Book)
Narrated by Librivox Group
Madame Bovary was written by Gustave Flaubert and published in April of 1857. This free audiobook edition of the classic novel tells the tale of a doctor’s wife named Emma Bovary. Madame Bovary lives in a rather dull provincial life which leads to her having an affair with a different man and forces herself to live beyond her means as she tries anything to desperately escape the triviality of her current life. Madame Bovary is a pretty straightforward novel that takes everything you would expect from such a tale and delivers it in spades.
What sets it apart though is Flaubert’s attention to detail in describing each nuance of the tale. Flaubert is a known perfectionist and is known to be quite particular in his writing style as he wants each word to represent the setting and character perfectly. This free audiobook edition is read by various performers at Librivox and thus benefits from each readers strengths.
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