About this book
A new edition of the classic French novel, in a new translation by Adam Thorpe. It's now as close the original as it's possible to get.
Guardian Emma Bovary is an avid reader of sentimental novels; brought up on a Normandy farm and convent-educated, she longs for romance. At first, Emma pins her hopes on marriage, but life with her well-meaning husband in the provinces leaves her bored and dissatisfied.