Madame Bovary Chapter summaries

Part One


The novel’s first chapter is told from the perspective of Charles’s first day at the Lycée, as he is made to join a …

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Part Two, Chapters 1 - 8


The narrator describes the town of Yonville with beautiful yet damning descriptions. He explains that it is a small …

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Part Two, Chapters 9 - 16


Rodolphe chooses not to go to see Madame Bovary for six weeks, although he is anxious that he might have made her …

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Part Three


Since leaving Rouen, Leon had increasingly thought less about Emma but all of his earlier obsession with her returned …

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