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ñ Au Bonheur des Dames ✓ Download by à Émile Zola Having just finished a buddy read of Emile Zola s The Ladies Paradise, I am in general agreement that this is a flawed four star book Call it 3.
5 with a major round up Paradise is listed as the eleventh book in the Rougon Macquart series, and is the sequel to Pot Bouille, translated as Pot Luck in my English edition In Pot Luck we are introduced to Octave Mouret, an aspiring barely middle class snot who marries his way into the ownership of a store, The Ladies Paradise His wife and owner of this shop dies, falling into a hole that will become part of the reborn new invention, The Ladies Paradise modern Department store.
In this book Marat has built and continues to rebuild his newly invented store into a machine that industrializes the process of sales Into this set u 3.
5 starsI imagine a bewildered mile Zola wandering into the crowds populating that new phenomenon that took Paris merchandising in the 19th century by storm mass production and the creation of the one stop mega shop He enters through the widely opened arms of polished French doors, having to blink tearily at the brilliantly lit chandeliers Immediately, he is choked by perfumed mists diffusing the air and is submerged in whispers of fine French lace and ribbons, rows of rainbowed textures and fabrics on display, corsets and lingerie accosting his libido He raises his gaze to the vaulted ceiling and catches the shrewd eye of Octave Mouret, hovering watchfully at the balcony of the second floor and nods a gentlemanly greeting With this brief upward gl The Ladies Paradise Au Bonheur des Damesrecounts 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 Zola S Rougon Macquart Cycle Captures The Spirit Of One Of His Greatest Works Holy Mother of GodI do not know where to begin with this.
You see this title, and you look up the book Oh, a novel about women and shopping, this is going to be a bore Even I had my doubts, and I am an avid reader of Zola, he has yet to disappoint me And yet, I believe that this may be the best work of his that I have yet to read, perhaps Germinal is slipping through, justIt s still so relevant to today in so many ways, the birth of the super stores and the effect they had and still do on small business The ethical problems of big business muscling out the small guys unable to adapt, whether it be from financial limitations or due to stubbornness Female employees being coerced to act on the whim of their male employers the manipulation of pretty much every possible stakeholder in business only to drive up profits marrying for money, this book has everything.
Readers of Zola w IntroductionTranslator s NoteSelect BibliographyA Chronology of mile ZolaMap The Ladies Paradise Explanatory Notes Zola s depiction of La Samaritain Le Bon March Paris first department stores is an absolute classic and a wonderfully entertaining read Incredibly influential on his generation Manet, etc , it is a photographic record of life in the 19th c as the bourgeoisie started wielding their consumer power and the lives of those in the poorer classes that risked being crushed in the onrush through the doors of the store A must.
This one deals with the monstrous effects of capitalism in France s Second Empire Zola modeled The Ladies Paradise after Bon March , a Paris shop which revolutionized consumer culture by acting as a sort of indoor bazaar, where one could find housewares, furniture, cloth, readymade clothing etc in one place rather than traveling all around Paris to different little independent shops like a mall, but all owned by the same company Okay, fine, like a Walmart with real silk Workers assigned to each department sell mostly on commission, their meager yearly salaries increasing with their positions, thus introducing the concept of climbing the corporate ladder to Paris impoverished young workers This results in a mind numbin Free download available at Project Gutenberg.
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Free download audio version at LibriVox Thanks for the tip Amy From BBC Radio 4 Classical Serial By Emile Zola.
Dramatised by Carine Adler.
Business, ambition and fashion all collide in Zola s colourful love story Set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris first department stores.
Episode OneWhen innocent provincial girl Denise arrives in Paris, she quickly catches the eye of the notorious seducer of women, Octave Mouret Despite her uncle s disapproval, Denise accepts a job at Mouret s ever expanding department store The Ladies Delight.
Episode TwoAfter her dismissal from The Ladies Delight, Denise is determined to stay in Paris She rents a room above old Bourras umbrella shop and quickly sets about trying to find other
Life in an 1860s Paris megastore As capitalism staggers around on its bunioned feet, waiting for the next self perpetuating excuse for sickening human greed and useless backbreaking timewasting bullshit in pursuit of Capital to relieve its burden, it s time to question what we want from an economic system here in the West A completely equal distribution of funds is impossible since people are cash hoovering greed machines who will stab their mothers to get a bigger pie slice Communism is unpopular due to its fascist tendencies Perhaps we could try kindness, generosity, wealth sharing and self sustaining communities Stop laughing The Ladies Paradise explores the viperous world of ladies retail and the nascent capitalist machine Bitching and hating and desperation and greed and corsages Th Au Bonheur des Dames is a perfect example of the novel that we should not give to read to people who are not yet ready for that Including those that have not the maturity or experience of reading necessary to face such a literary monument.
There are books which cannot be enjoyed with age, time or fullness.
I was fifteen the first few times the school area asked me to begin this big classic from Zola At that time, I could not go beyond the first two pages The eleventh volume of the Rougon Macquart has an abundance of descriptions But so colorful and vivid descriptions that allows ourselves to be lead without hesitation in this tissue to various storm most shimmering colors as each other Some sensuality quic