Madame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

Gustave Flaubert, Jessica Hische, Lydia Davis

Madame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps
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Madame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

Gustave Flaubert, Jessica Hische, Lydia Davis

Penguin Drop Caps collect twenty-six stunning hardcovers-one for each letter of the alphabet-featuring cover art by lettering superstar Jessica Hische.

It all begins with a letter. Penguin Drop Caps is a series of twenty-six collectable hardcover editions, each featuring a specially commissioned illustrated letter of the alphabet by type designer Jessica Hische. A collaboration between Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, whose series design encompasses a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines, Penguin Drop Caps debuted with an ‘A’ for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a ‘B’ for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a ‘C’ for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and now continues with a ’D' for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, an ‘E’ for George Eliot’s Middlemarch , and an ‘F’ for Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

F is for Flaubert. Beautiful but bored, Emma Bovary spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs in an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, she takes drastic action, with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. In this landmark translation of Gustave Flaubert’s masterwork, award-winning writer and translator Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of Flaubert’s legendary prose style, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.

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