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Madame Bovary

[boh-vuh-ree]
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  1. a novel (1857) by Gustave Flaubert.
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Madame Bovary

[(boh-vuh-ree) (1857)]

A novel by Gustave Flaubert. The title character, dissatisfied with her marriage, seeks happiness in adultery and finally commits suicide.

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