The sentimental education of Emma Bovary also passes through the houses in which she lives. The process of evolution or, better, moral and spiritual deformation of the young woman, which is witnessed in the course of the novel, is strongly connected to the question of living spaces that are the setting and the container for its existence. The centrality of the description in relation to the romance space is evident in Madame Bovary. We will follow the descriptions of the most significant spaces of the novel, following the chronological order in which the narrator presents them, to show their progressive transformation according to the existential defeat of the protagonist and to demonstrate the negative value that the home environment plays in the Emma affair. It is a novel by the English writer Jane Austen, first published anonymously in 1815. The fundamental theme of the novel is the misunderstanding in love. The protagonist Emma Woodhouse is described in the opening paragraph of the book as beautiful, intelligent and rich.