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Overstall, Mark

Overview
Works: 7 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 2,207 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Novels  Readers (Publications)  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2246.M2, 843.8
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Most widely held works by Mark Overstall
Madame Bovary : provincial manners by Gustave Flaubert( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary she imagines she will pass into the life of luxury and passion that she reads about in sentimental novels and women's magazines. But Charles is a dull country doctor, and provincial life is very different from the romantic excitement for which she yearns. In her quest to realize her dreams she takes a lover, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair."--Jacket
Madame Bovary : life in a country town by Gustave Flaubert( )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary woman's unfulfilled dreams of romantic love lead her to a series of desperate acts, including adultery, in a classic novel set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century bourgeois France
Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years ago Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, was first published. It is, therefore, particularly fitting that the new translation by Francis Steegmuller should be published as a part of the centenary celebration. Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more enjoyed and praised by critics, fellow craftsmen and general readers of all sorts than this tale of a provincial woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life. There is a special poignancy for most of us in the story of Emma Bovary, whose attempt to impose upon her humdrum life the substance of those dreams brought about her own dissolution. Francis Steegmuller is uniquely qualified to translate Falubert's inimitable prose, the quality of which is almost as inaccessible to translation as is most poetry. Mr. Steegmuller's Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a contemporary classic, his selection and translation of Flaubert's letters outstanding, and his critical interpretation of Flaubert among the most acute. He is eminently fitted to provide the centenary translation of Madame Bovary"--Jacket
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary is married to the relaible but uninteresting Charles. She is bored and finds passion in a series of affairs. This exciting life demands more money than Charles can give her. Soon Emma's dreams lead to her destruction
Madame Bovary : Oxford World's Classics by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Madame Bovary ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Overstall by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The introduction includes a brief chronology of the life of Gustave Flaubert, background material on his life and the writing of it, and a critical commentary in English
Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners (Oxford world's classics) by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Madame Bovary : provincial manners Madame Bovary : Oxford World's Classics
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Madame Bovary : life in a country townMadame BovaryMadame Bovary : Oxford World's Classics
Languages
English (24)

French (2)