The centre of the novel is the character Emma Bovary, but the French author Gustave Flaubert also emphasized his social critic towards the life in French provinces in the 19th century. The themes of the novel are marriage and adultery. By characterizing his characters, Flaubert made a new concept called bovarism defined as people's tendency […]
Gustave Flaubert was a significant French writer. His first masterpiece is also the most controversial - Madame Bovary, 1857. It was a gloomy tale of existential boredom, adultery, and suicide of the wife of a provincial Normandy doctor, perfectly composed as one of the exemplary psychological novels, that caused a lawsuit due to allegedly immoral parts of the text. But the writer and his publisher were acquitted, thanks to the realism and life wisdom of the judge.