Jules de Gaultier
First U.S. edition. Translated by Gerald M. Spring. Green cloth, blind and gilt stamped. A very good plus copy with spine slightly rubbed, top stain gently faded toward spine in a very good dust jacket with spine head chipped, text rubbed on spine and very faintly smeared on rear panel, with some small scratches.
A collection of essays on the need to continuously reinvent oneself and escape the societal connotations of one's perceived class. Named after the heroine of Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary and the foundation for the ideas of Haitian Senator-Diplomat Jean-Price Mars, who coined 'Collective Bovarysm' as he observed Haitians struggling during American Occupation.