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Author: Gustave Flaubert

Year Published: 1856

Type: Novel

Genre: Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator:

Madame Bovary is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.


Madame Bovary is written in the present tense.

About the Title:

Madame Bovary is the name of the novel's main character. The use of Madame (Mrs.), rather than the character's first name, emphasizes the effect of an unhappy marriage on the main character.


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