Gustave Flaubert Quote

Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words bliss, passion, and rapture - words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.


Madame Bovary (ed. 1957)

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Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't...

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Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't...

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Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't...

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Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn't...