Flaubert's portrait of an adulteress who seeks freedom from a prosaic, disappointing life and ultimately is destroyed by her selfishness was considered scandalous when it was published. Flaubert chose his subject to illustrate his belief that any aspect of life, however trivial or vulgar, could be a subject for literature, and could be raised to the status of art by the quality of the writing.
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Height: 7.8 x 5.3 x 1.0
Format: HC-Popular Classics Library
Weight: 1 lb.
Shipping Method: USPS Media
SOG: Very Good, book tight