Sensitively translated, beautifully bound, and illustrated with original oil paintings, this is the ultimate edition of a literary masterpiece
Gustave Flaubert’s timeless tale of thwarted relationships has been described as the first modern novel. For this exquisite new limited edition, we have selected Adam Thorpe’s critically acclaimed translation for its authenticity and fluidity; the text complemented by French artist Nushka’s superb oil paintings, commissioned by Folio. An extract from Henry James’s essay on Madame Bovary offers an appraisal of the work on first reading, while multi-award-winning author Karl Ove Knausgård’s exclusive introduction considers the novel from a contemporary perspective. The Douppion silk binding, printed with a Nushka painting and blocked in gold, the letterpress-printed limitation label signed by Thorpe, Knausgård and Nushka and tipped in by hand, and a collector’s print by the artist, complete this remarkable limited edition.
Madame Bovary is the perfect novel, and it is the best novel that has ever been written.
- Karl Ove Knausgård
750 hand-numbered copies signed by the translator, the introducer and the artist
Limitation label printed letterpress and tipped in by hand
Bound in Douppion silk printed with a painting by Nushka
Title blocked in gold foil on spine
336 pages set in Galliard and printed on Abbey Pure Rough paper
10 colour plates, including frontispiece, printed on Natural Evolution Ivory paper
Translation by Adam Thorpe
Introduction by Karl Ove Knausgård
Foreword by Henry James
Gilded page tops
11⅓" x 7½"
Separate print by Nushka, presented for framing, printed on Natural Evolution Ivory paper