Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Am Emma Bovary! – Gustave Flaubert

In 1857, when a novel “Madame Bovary” was published, cultural community raised a voice because of too free form of description of love adultery case of Emma Bovary, lonely and unhappy wife of a doctor.

Many believed that the novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) had in mind a certain lady when he was writing the novel, so they wanted to know who was the real Madam Bovary.

Not being able to resist the insistence of onlookers, Flaubert, finally, during one literary evening, said:

- Gentlemen, now I’m going to tell you the whole truth. Madame Bovary is - myself.

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