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    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of 19th-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. Flaubert’s critical portrait of bourgeois provincial life remains as powerful as ever

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rubbish Rubbish

    • By WHEELS on 16-04-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Madame Bovary

    • Classic Collection
    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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    A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, it catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists and ushered in a new age of realism in literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Anne on 05-09-09

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Madame Bovary [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Elisabet Egea
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Madame Bovary narra la oscura tragedia de Emma Bovary, una mujer infelizmente casada, cuyos sueños chocan cruelmente con la realidad. Al hechizo que ejerce la figura de la protagonista hay que añadir la sabía combinación argumental de rebeldía, violencia, melodrama y sexo.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Gerard Hopkins (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 74

    Before marrying, Emma Bovary believed she would enter a life of luxury and passion like the sentimental stories she'd read in her novels and magazines. Now married to an ordinary country doctor her life is not the romantic ideal she imagined and seeks an escape through having extra-marital affairs. This devastating spiral into deceit and despair leads to catastrophic consequences. Emma Bovary continues to be enjoyed to this day because of its profound humanity, still as fresh today as when it was first written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First class performance

    • By Peter on 22-11-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Madame Bovary [French Version]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Alain Lawrence
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Issue de la bourgeoisie, Emma Bovary est élevée dans un couvent, où elle fera son "éducation sentimentale" en lisant les œuvres romantiques à la mode. Son mari, Charles Bovary, ne ressemble en rien aux amants mystérieux et délicats de ses lectures : c'est un officier de santé qui exerce dans un village normand où Emma, confrontée à la réalité de la vie quotidienne, va peu à peu perdre pied.

    Regular price: £17.59

    • Madame Bovary [French Version]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Clémentine Célarié
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
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    Chef-d'œuvre de la littérature mondiale et du mouvement réaliste français, "Madame Bovary" parut en 1857. En dépit d'une réception houleuse, les écrivains perçurent très vite la profonde portée de l'œuvre et Maupassant, le premier, qualifia le roman de révolutionnaire. "C'est la vie elle-même apparue", écrivit-il. Puis Proust de surenchérir un peu plus tard, allant jusqu'à estimer que l'œuvre de Flaubert était à la littérature ce que celle de Kant était à la philosophie : une nouvelle saisie du monde.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature: Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering, corruption, and downfall.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Sentimental Education

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau’s life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Andrea Zuvich on 11-12-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Madame Bovary [French Version]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Claude Cyriaque
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ce roman n'est pas seulement un drame, c'est un virulent réquisitoire contre la société bourgeoise, contre la médiocrité, contre les conventions, les formules toutes faites et les pensées sur mesure. Si "Madame Bovary" a conservé un immense succès auprès d'un très vaste public, c'est à son caractère profond d'humanité qu'elle le doit. Flaubert a réussi à rendre grand le banal et à donner à ce "cas" un caractère universel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-02-17

    Regular price: £14.59

    • Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Emma Bovary, daughter of an uneducated farmer and wife of a dull doctor in northern France, harbors a passion for everything beyond her grasp - sophistication, romance, love, and deliverance from her banal provincial life. Motivated by the primal, idealized, and vain, she seeks adventure. And with each new endeavor, Emma sets for herself an inevitable and inescapable trap.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The refusal to settle for what life has dealt you and the consequences of trying to change it is a theme which hasn’t altered much in the last 150 years, and the astonishing beauty and challenge of Madame Bovary is as electric today as it was then. Very few books have created this much outrage and adoration.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Leelee Sobieski
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A Signature Performance: Leelee Sobieski’s Emma is sultry but vulnerable, offering a sympathetic rendering of the heroine and her plight, allowing the listener to draw his own conclusions about Madame Bovary in this cautionary tale of love, passion, and desperation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Madame Bovary

    • By Michael on 12-03-11

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Emma Bovary is not content to be the mere dutiful wife of a French country doctor. She yearns for excitement and a sense of romance that pulls at her so strongly she is powerless to resist, even though pursuing her dreams will exact a terrible price. Learn why Gustave Flaubert's compelling heroine has enchanted and puzzled readers for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic love story

    • By Roo on 01-04-15

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Poushkin, Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This second wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature.

    Regular price: £23.29

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
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    Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment, and the consequences are devastating.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • A Sentimental Education

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first notices Mme. Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme. Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life.

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Bouvard et Pécuchet

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Daniel Mesguich
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
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    Les aventures inachevées de ces deux copistes sont composées de dix chapitres : Rencontre, Agriculture, Sciences, Histoire, Littérature, Politique, Amour, Philosophie, Religion, Éducation. Toutes leurs tentatives d'éruditions seront toutefois vouées à l'échec. Bouvard et Pécuchet, à travers ces insuccès permanents, témoigne de l'histoire de la faiblesse de l'intelligence humaine où tout savoir est systématiquement détruit par un autre savoir.

    Regular price: £20.49

    • Classic Romance

    • By: Jane Austen, James Matthew Barrie, Leo Tolstoy, and others
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers who shouldn’t be doing what they are doing at all and certainly not then and there. There is even Fanny Hill trying not to discover what physical love is about when set upon by an old roué who has paid for the privilege. Though of special interest for lovers and their special lover’s day of St. Valentine, it is an amusing and sometimes surprising collection.

    Regular price: £15.19

    • Three Best French Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant, Honoré de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert

    • By: Guy der Maupassant, Gustave Flaubert, Honoré der Balzac
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh, Paul Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enjoy the short stories of three of the greatest writers of French literature, for the first time assembled together in audiobook and narrated in a lively way. Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you nine of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking.

    Regular price: £12.69

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Madame Bovary is a lurid tale of unremorseful adultery and violent emotions set against the background of the stupefying, boring provincial town of Yonville in Normandy. The book is a biting criticism of entitlement and living beyond one's means.

    Regular price: £23.49

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