A brief moment of amusement today courtesy of reader reviews at amazon.
Curious to see what people had to say about the French edition of Madame Bovary on Kindle, I found only two reviews. The first, awarding the book 5 stars, was a lengthy essay entitled 'Dated period piece or classic tragedy?' in which the reviewer examines in detail Flaubert's moral standpoint and subtle use of irony.
The second review, giving the book only a single star, is headed 'Oops its in French'.
Franceska Mann, R.I.P.
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