The Rory Gilmore Book Club: 20 Of The Gilmore Girls Character’s Most Beloved Books
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Season one’s Intellectual Dean fell for Rory after seeing her read Madame Bovary with such intense focus that even an impending frisbee to the head couldn’t distract her from Gustave Flaubert‘s masterpiece of provincial existentialism, excess, and misplaced infatuation. When the pair finally meet a week later, Rory has already moved on to Herman Melville‘s whale book, Moby Dick, but Rory hadn’t decided how she felt about her first Melville yet. Ironically, neither Madame Bovary or Rory ended up with the best luck in the romance department.