This is a study guide for the book Madame Bovary written by Gustave Flaubert.Madame Bovary (1856) is Gustave Flaubert's first published novel and is considered his masterpiece.Although Flaubert’s realism portrays the world as it is, he fashions his images with the pen of an artist.
Emma ends up just as miserable as she was in Tostes.
Then she meets a wealthy bachelor, Rodolphe Boulanger, who owns a nearby estate, La Huchette, on which he oversees a farming operation. Bovary’s office for treatment, he and Emma are attracted to each other.
She consults a priest to discuss her problems and ask for guidance, but he is so busy with parish problems—including unruly children in his catechism class—that Madame Bovary leaves without explaining the purpose of her visit.
Meanwhile, Leon Dupuis sees no future in wooing a married woman even though he loves her, so he decides to move to Paris to study law and experience the city’s culture.
In Madame Bovary, Emma reads romantic novels, which distort her vision of real life. The locales include the fictional towns of Tostes and Yonville and the real-life city of Rouen, on the Seine River about seventy-five miles inland from the English Channel. Literally, this title translates as Madame Bovary: Customs of the province.