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Scandalous Women: ‘Madame Bovary’ and ‘Thérèse Raquin’ as Audiobooks

Via New York Times: By FREDERICK BROWN MAY 16, 2014 Credit Illustration: “In the Conservatory,” Édouard Manet, 1879; image from Corbis The publication of Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” in 1857 and of Émile Zola’s “Thérèse Raquin” 10 years later roused the French literary establishment against two previously unknown authors who had gone beyond the bounds of all that was held to be morally admissible in fiction with their portraits of adulterous women starved by marriage of sex and…

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