The Ladies' Paradise

The Ladies' Paradise

By: Emile Zola (author), April Fitzlyon (translator)Paperback

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Description

Encapsulating in luxurious detail the phenomenon of consumer society - obsessed with image, fashion and instant gratification - Ladies' Delight vividly depicts the workings of a new commercial entity, the department store. The novel centres around the story of Denise, a young shopgirl from the provinces, and Octave Mouret, the dashing young director of a shopping emporium, who find themselves torn between the conflicting forces of love, loyalty and ambition. Set in the heart of the city, Zola's novel - the eleventh in his Rougon-Macquart series - evokes the giddy pace of Paris's transition into a modern city and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place during the second half of the nineteenth century.

About Author

Emile Zola (1840-1902) is the foremost representative of the Naturalist school, and is best remembered for Therese Raquin and his twenty-novel cycle, The Rougon Macquarts.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847493132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781847493132
  • weight: 360
  • ISBN10: 1847493130
  • translations: French
  • language of text: English

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