Madame Bovary is a debut novel written by influential French writer Gustave Flaubert in 1856. He was a perfectionist and always searched for the precise word. The novel tells about doctors’ wife, named Emma Bovary, who cheats her husband and lives far beyond her wealth to run from banalities and emptiness of provincial life. The plot is simple but the true mastery lies in details of hidden patterns. Madame Bovary made it to bestseller when was published as a single volume. The novel is now considered his masterpiece as well as productive work and one of the most influential novels ever made. The book has been described as a "perfect" work of fiction. Henry James wrote: "Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment."