Provincial Lives: Seven Wonders Of The World
'Oh, why, dear God, did I marry him?'
Flaubert's heroine, Emma, is a bored provincial housewife who abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair.
Flaubert published 'Madame Bovary' in 1857. The book created a sensation when Flaubert was prosecuted for offending public morals and later acquitted.