Madame Bovary

  • by Gustave Flaubert
  • Narrated by John Richmond
  • 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Madame Bovary is the first novel by French novelist Gustave Flaubert. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, who abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair. Attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors when it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between October 1, 1856 and December 15, 1856, it became a best seller when it was published as a book in April 1857, and is widely considered a masterpiece of realism literature and one of the most influential novels ever written. Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.


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A decent bargain

This audiobook offers good value for money, but for those who want a production with better sound quality and fewer slips of the tongue I'd recommend one of the pricier choices.
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- Hans-Georg

An Enjoyable Listen

This was a rather casual reading of Madame Bovary, with page turning and occasional sips of water evident on the narrator's end. This did not detract from the enjoyment of this classic book.
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- Beverly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB