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Au bonheur des dames (French Edition) (original 1883; edition 2011)
by Émile Zola
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192836021, Paperback)The Ladies Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth-century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family: it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. This new translation of the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola's greatest works.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:49:47 -0500)
This title is one in Zola's "Les Rougon-Macquart", a panorama of mid-19th century French life in 20 novels which studies the effects of the transmission of hereditary traits down through different generations of a family. This novel concerns the new social phenomenon of the department store.
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