">Name: Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary
Artist: Gustave Flaubert|
Confronting Bodies: Prosecutor Ernst Pinard, editors of Revue de Paris and the French government
Date of Action: 1856
Specific Location: Paris, France
Description of Artwork: "Madame Bovary" is a classic novel that has been criticized for its sensuousness and adultery in addition to its use of language. One controversial passage describes how Emma Bovary wrapped her legs around Vicomte's while dancing. Another passage reading, "a piece of veal roasted in the oven," describes a solemn period in Charles Bovary's life.
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