This novel had been on my TBR list for years before I finally got around to reading it while on one of my rare "classics" kicks.
Unfortunately, for me, it was hardly worth the wait. The tale was far too introspective and dragging for my taste, and ultimately depressing.
Although I confess a penchant for happy endings, an emotion filled tragedy can be satisfying in its own way. (Wuthering Heights comes immediately to mind).
Unfortunately even with its tragic ending, I was unmoved, finding that I could neither like, nor pity any of the characters.
Madame Bovary left me craving a good dose of Emily Bront��.