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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0393979176

Cover of Madame Bovary 2ND 05 (ISBN 978-0393979176)
ISBN13: 978-0393979176
ISBN10: 0393979172

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Madame Bovary - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393979176

Gustave Flaubert

ISBN13: 978-0393979176
ISBN10: 0393979172

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2005
International: No

The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on Eleanor Marx Aveling's celebrated translation, revised by Paul de Man. Margaret Cohen's careful editorial revision modernizes and renews Flaubert's stylistic masterpiece. In addition, Cohen has added to the Second Edition a new introduction, substantially new annotations, and twenty-one striking images, including photographs and engravings, that inform students' understanding of middle-class life in nineteenth-century provincial France.

In Madame Bovary, Flaubert created a cogent counterdiscourse that exposed and resisted the dominant intellectual and social ideologies of his age. The novel's subversion of conventional moral norms inevitably created controversy and eventually led to Flaubert's prosecution by the French government on charges of offending "public and religious morality." This Norton edition is the only one available that includes the complete manuscript from Flaubert's 1857 trial.

"Criticism" includes sixteen studies regarding the novel's central themes, twelve of them new to the Second Edition, including essays by Charles Baudelaire, Henry James, Roland Barthes, Jonathan Culler, and Naomi Schor.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction to the Second Edition
The Text of Madame Bovary

A Note on the Translation
Madame Bovary: Provincial Life
Gustave Flaubert, Earlier Versions of Madame Bovary: Scenarios and Scenes

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

To Louise Colet
To Léon Laurent-Pichat
To Madame Maurice Schlesinger
Madame Bovary on Trial

Translator's Note (Bregtje Hartendorf-Wallach)
The Ministry of Justice against Gustave Flaubert

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