Monday, August 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 185: Madame Bovary

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!


I am currently halfway through Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, the August selection for a Goodreads classics group. Very readable writing style, and I am liking it so far.


After the pain of this disappointment had gone, her heart stood empty once more; and then the series of identical days began all over again. (Pg 70)

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"What's more delightful than an evening beside the fire with a nice bright lamp and a book, listening to the wind beating against the windows . . . I’m absolutely removed from the world at such times. . . .The hours go by without my knowing it." (Pg 94)




BACK COVER BLURB:

Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more read and praised by critics than this story of Emma Bovary, a provincial French woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life and marriage to a middle-class country doctor. For Flaubert, however, the actual writing was as important as the story he had to tell, and he spent five years crafting the novel, laboring over each word and phrase. This attention to detail and accuracy is reflected in the revelation of the unconscious mind at work as Madame Bovary attempts to impose on her humdrum life the substance of the dreams that ultimately bring about her dissolution. (Originally published in 1857)




20 comments:

Kero said...

I love both teasers <3
Mine are here.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kero!

Linsey Pop said...

Great Teasers. Thanks for sharing.

Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com168 nfrnovis

Jenny Q said...

Good teasers! I haven't had a chance to read this. Glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for visiting my teaser today :)

Mei said...

Sadly, I personally wasn't able to get into this one enough to finish it. I'm glad you're enjoying it!
Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

Silvia said...

Oh, a classic, great choice! I really liked both teasers :)

Here's mine!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I really must read this book! Love the language of the opener and teaser.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Linsey: Thank you, and thanks for visiting.

Heather said...

Jenny Q: I've had this one on my TBR shelf for some time, so was glad to join in the group read when it was selected.

Heather said...

Mei: Sorry to hear you did not like or finish this one. I'm now 3/4 done, and anxious to see how it ends.

Heather said...

Thanks, Silvia - glad you like the teasers!

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Thanks! I'm glad you like the teasers and the author's style of writing. These were but a couple of the passages marked while reading.

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting teasers. I, personally, avoid classics like they were plague-infested. My teasers this week are from Good As Gone by Douglas Corleone and Awoken by Timothy Miller. Happy reading!

Heather said...

Kathy M: Thanks for visiting. Personally, I enjoy reading the occasional classic. Granted, there are a few I haven't liked, but those are usually the exception.

Yvonne said...

Great teasers!

Heather said...

Thanks, Yvonne!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Nice teasers! I've always heard such good things about this novel. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks, Andrea. I'd always heard good things about it, too. What's funny is, after it was chosen as the August group read, I started seeing mention of it all over the place, including an episode of Jeopardy! ☺

kelley jensen said...

the first is sad, but the second one is very comforting. thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

Kelley: It is sad, but sets the tone for the rest of the novel.