Around 500 pages
This is an old favorite of mine and one of the most classic-y classic novels on The List (that's the technical term).
Emma Rouault marries Charles Bovary, thus condemning herself to the dull provincial life. Emma then kind of transforms into a Desperate Housewife and chaos ensues.
Emma is one of my favorite heroines (can I call her that?) of all time. I myself am often romantic and would prefer to live in a fantasy world of my own creation than face reality. Emma stands for any woman who has ever dreamed that her life is going to play out like a romance novel.
I personally love stories that have to do with bored people. For starters, the story rarely is dull (that would be a bit of a mindfuck actually). Additionally, the characters are usually completely unpredictable, which makes for a fun read.
A great novel, but keep a box of tissues handy!
Sorry for the short review. I have so much to do that my head hurts.
Said to be influenced by Balzac.
Trailer. Oh my god this acting is horrifying:
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