Diary of a Chambermaid (Naughty French Novel)

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A French chambermaid, who has served in Paris, in the houses of the nobility, the bourgeois, and professional people, finally enters the service of a rich couple living in the country, and there begins to keep a diary. In describing the events of her daily life and the people about her, she is frequently reminded of episodes in her past, and digresses to relate them. Thus her diary becomes a piquant panorama of social life and institutions. It is a terrific social exposure, a grim social satire, crammed with humor, bitterness, and truth. It has been described by a French critic as "an attempt to show that nearly all the masters are low-lived wretches, and that nearly all the servants are as near like them as they know how to be." Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, while still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde. His work has been translated into thirty languages.

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'Passionate, calculating, only sometimes honourable but always honest, Celestine is one of the great female characters in literature.' --Rhoda Koenig in The Sunday Times

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Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) was a leader of the Decadent movement.bHe producing works in reportage, art and literary criticism, travel writing, fiction, and drama, he inspired everything from surrealism to gonzo journalism.

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