Saturday, June 26, 2010

Madame Bovary Challenge

This is one of those films that I have watched and liked but never got around to actually reading the book .... So when I saw this challenge I thought it would be a good opportunity to read it ...

Here's the rules:

The first week of September, right before the release of this new translation. The novel is a very manageable size at approximately 300 pages. Here is the reading/posting schedule:

Part 1: Thursday, October 14 (58 pages)

Part 2: Thursday, October 21 (141 pages)

Part 3: Thursday, October 28 (106 pages)

Here's a wee sneak peak at the back cover of the book ...

"Emma Rouault is the original desperate housewife, When she marries the dull, provincial doctor Charles Bovary, her dreams of an elegant and passionate life crumble. She escapes into sentimental novels but finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. She spends lavishly and embarks on a series of disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter."

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