1957 MADAME BOVARY Gustave Flaubert Hardcover Dust Jacket
This is a 1957 Random House edition of MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert. It is a Hardcover with a Dust Jacket in good condition. It has been dated on the back flap and has chips. The book has deckle edged pages and the binding is sound.
Published in 1857, "Madame Bovary" was banned on sexual grounds. In the trial, the Advocate said, "No gauze for him, no veils — he gives us nature in all her nudity and crudity." Madame Bovary is a woman full of dreams — without any hope of finding a reality that will fulfill them. She marries a provincial doctor, tries to find love in all the wrong places, and eventually brings about her own ruination. Here adultery and other actions have been controversial. If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you want on your library shelf.