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Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

  • Yelyzaveta Lukianovahas quoted3 years ago
    “Has it ever happened to you,” Léon went on, “to come across some vague idea of one’s own in a book, some dim im­age that comes back to you from afar, and as the com­pletest ex­pres­sion of your own slight­est sen­ti­ment
  • Malina Malinahas quoted10 years ago
    in a stammering voice
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    Lively once, ex­pans­ive and af­fec­tion­ate, in grow­ing older she had be­come (after the fash­ion of wine that, ex­posed to air, turns to vin­egar) ill-tempered, grumbling, ir­rit­able.
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    flames, how­ever, sub­sided, either be­cause the sup­ply had ex­hausted it­self, or be­cause it had been piled up too much. Love, little by little, was quelled by ab­sence; re­gret stifled be­neath habit; and this in­cen­di­ary light that had em­purpled her pale sky was over­spread and faded by de­grees.
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    She thought her­self now far more un­happy; for she had the ex­per­i­ence of grief, with the cer­tainty that it would not end.
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    The night was covered with stars,
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    moreover he was be­gin­ning to feel that de­pres­sion caused by the re­pe­ti­tion of the same kind of life, when no in­terest in­spires and no hope sus­tains it. He was so bored with Yon­ville and its in­hab­it­ants, that the sight of cer­tain per­sons, of cer­tain houses, ir­rit­ated him bey­ond en­dur­ance
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    lot of all of us, one must not give way al­to­gether, and, be­cause oth­ers have died, want to die too. You must pull your­self to­gether, Mon­sieur Bo­vary. It will pass away. Come to see us; my daugh­ter thinks of you now and again, d’ye know, and she says you are for­get­ting her. Spring will soon be here. We’ll have some rab­bit-shoot­ing in the war­rens to amuse you a bit.”
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    the pro­spect of a new con­di­tion of life frightened as much as it se­duced him.
  • b8212307810has quotedyesterday
    sud­denly the rain fell; it pattered
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