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A wicked cab ride around Rouen, with Madame Bovary

This wonderfully tinted 1918 photo is a postcard of Rouen cathedral where Madame Bovary, bored Normandy Housewife of Gustave Flaubert’s famous novel, behaved so atrociously that in 1856 the author was put on trial for obscenity.  What on earth did he write?! This was his debut novel, set in a large

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