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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

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Barnes, Julian. Flaubert’s Parrot. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Interpretations: Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary: Backgrounds and Sources; Essays in Criticism. Ed. and trans. Paul de Man. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1965.

Gans, Eric. Madame Bovary: The End of Romance. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989.

Heath, Stephen. Gustave Flaubert: Madame Bovary. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 18211857. Trans. Carol Cosman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Steegmuller, Francis, ed. The Letters of Gustave Flaubert. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.

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Essay- Evolutionary Perspective

by Celestial-moon-fire, March 20, 2013

Emma's behaviour could be explored as an effect of sexual selection, which is a form of selection that drives Evolution. Similar to Peacocks, where teh females choose the most attractive mate for reproduction, Emma wants a more attractive and intresting man to pass on her genetic inheritance.

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