The Bad Girl
The Bad Girl, originally published in 2006 in Spanish as Travesuras de la niña mala, is a novel by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa.
Journalist Kathryn Harrison approvingly argues that the book is a rewrite (rather than simply a recycling) of the French modernist Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary (1856). In Vargas Llosa's version, the plot relates the decades-long obsession of its narrator, a Peruvian expatriate, with a woman with whom he first fell in love when both were teenagers.
- Harrison, Kathryn (October 14, 2007), "Dangerous Obsession", The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/books/review/Harrison.html, retrieved 2008-04-14 .