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The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development 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 consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. Octave Mouret, the store's owner-manager, masterfully exploits the desires of his female customers. In his private life as much as in business he is the great seducer. But when he falls in love with the innocent Denise Baudu, he discovers she is the only one of the salesgirls who refuses to be commodified. This new translation of the eleventh book in the Rougon-Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola's greatest novels of the modern city.

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"An excellent addition to [my] course.... It will be a permanent part of my syllabus!"--David Ortiz Jr., University of Arizona "This book offers an excellent insight of Europe during the 19th century and the patriarchal society."--Maud Cox, College of Charleston "An excellent addition to [my] course.... It will be a permanent part of my syllabus!"--David Ortiz Jr., University of Arizona "This book offers an excellent insight of Europe during the 19th century and the patriarchal society."--Maud Cox, College of Charleston "An excellent addition to [my] course.... It will be a permanent part of my syllabus!"--David Ortiz Jr., University of Arizona "This book offers an excellent insight of Europe during the 19th century and the patriarchal society."--Maud Cox, College of Charleston "An excellent addition to [my] course.... It will be a permanent part of my syllabus!"--David Ortiz Jr., University of Arizona "This book offers an excellent insight of Europe during the 19th century and the patriarchal society."--Maud Cox, College of Charleston "An excellent addition to [my] course....It will be a permanent part of my syllabus!"--David Ortiz Jr., University of Arizona "This book offers an excellent insight of Europe during the 19th century and the patriarchal society."--Maud Cox, College of Charleston "An excellent addition to my course....It will be a permanent part of my syllabus!"--David Ortiz Jr., University of Arizona "This book offers an excellent insight of Europe during the 19th century and the patriarchal society."--Maud Cox, College of Charleston

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Brian Nelson is an Emeritus Professor of French Studies and Translation at Monash University, Melbourne. He is the author or editor of twelve books on aspects of modern French and European culture, including The Cambridge Companion to Emile Zola, and he has translated four other Zola novels for the Oxford World's Classics series. "

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