Author(s): Gustave Flaubert
Madame Bovary is the debut Novel of French writer: Gustave Flaubert. published in 1856. The character lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.
Funny yet heartbreaking, the story of Madame Bovary is a timeless classic that I think everyone should read. While it is difficult to not love-to-hate Emma, her flaws and flare for the dramatic have made her one of my favourite protagonists in any novel I have ever read. - Leea, The Book Grocer