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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen, France in 1821. He devoted his whole life to writing literature. Besides being a prolific writer (Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education, The Temptation of Saint Anthony andSolammbo), he was also a playwrite. His works come from everyday life, from the towns he visits to the people he encounters. His novels show him to be a romantic and a realist.

His literary masterpiece Madame Bovary, about a socially ambitious doctor's wife, was highly controversial when it was published in 1857 and Flaubert even went to court (but was acquitted) for publishing a morally offensive book. Today it is considered his masterpiece.


Lecture 1, September 30th
7:45 to 9:15 p.m.
Professor Jeanine Teodorescu
Alliance Francaise
Dominican University

Lecture 2, October 7th
7:45 to 9:15 p.m.
Professor Clara Orban
DePaul University

Lecture 3, October 14th
7:45 to 9:15 p.m. 
Professor Francoise Meltzer
University of Chicago

Lecture 4, October 28th
7:45 to 9:15 p.m. 
Professor Andrew McKenna
Loyola University

Wilbur Wright College Theater
4300 N. Narragansett Avenue

Four lectures by literary scholars offered to A. P. English and French students. The Norton Critical edition will be furnished.The course is free to all Wright college faculty, students and staff. Just come to the first lecture on Tuesday, September 30.Non-Wright members of the community at large must pay a $30 registration fee for all four lectures.($7.50 per). For all non-high school attendees, the book is on sale at the Wright College Book store or at Borders. Students attending three of the four lectures will receive a certificate of completion.

To register or for inquiries, email Professor Edward Mogul at 



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